Humanities Working Group Meeting Archive

2015-2016 |2014-2015 |2013-2014

The following is a list of meetings which were held by the Humanities Working Groups. These meetings were open to the public and both students and faculty were encouraged to attend. Visit the Working Groups page for a listing of the supported working groups and contact information for each group.


Academic Year 2015-2016

September 21, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

September 22, 2015
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Meeting

September 22, 2015
Africana Studies Working Group Meeting

September 24, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

September 25, 2015
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

September 29, 2015
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting

September 30, 2015
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
“The Matter of Spirit”

September 30, 2015
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

October 8, 2015
Media and Religion Seminar Meeting

October 14, 2015
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Meeting

October 14, 2015
Critical Childhood Studies Working Group Meeting

October 19, 2015
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
Event flyer

October 20, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

November 4, 2015
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Lecture
“Remembering World War II: Houston’s Latino Veterans”

November 4, 2015
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

November 10, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group with Jaime Cantrell

November 10, 2015
Native American Heritage Month Film Series
“Coming to Light: Edward Curtis and the North American Indian”

November 11, 2015
Performance and Culture Working Group Presentation
“Performance as Research”
“Hair Metal Fandom”

November 12, 2015
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

November 12, 2015
Indigenous Studies Working Group Event
Native American Heritage Month Film Series:
“Coming to Light: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians”

November 16, 2015
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
Teaching Writing – What Works

November 17, 2015
Film Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Cinema

November 18, 2015
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

November 19, 2015
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

November 23, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

December 2, 2015
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Seminar Meeting

December 2, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 4 p.m.
Performance and Culture Working Group Presentation
“Boucan: Loud Moves Against Invisibility in Postcolonial France”
“Noise Control in Brazil: Diasporic Grooves and the State’s Listening Practices”

December 3, 2015
South Asia Studies Working Group Lecture
Lecture and Poetry Reading

December 8, 2015
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting

December 15, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

December 15, 2015
Africana Studies Working Group Meeting

January 25, 2016
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Event flyer

January 26, 2016
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Lunch Meeting

January 26, 2016
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Lecture

“Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Event flyer

January 28, 2016
Africana Studies Working Group Meeting
Discussion of James Ferguson’s Give a Man a Fish

January 29, 2016
Digital Humanities Working Group Lecture

February 1, 2016
Early Modern Studies Working Groups

February 3, 2016
Film Studies Working Group Monthly Meeting

February 4, 2016
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

February 16, 2016
Victorian Intimacies Symposium
Event flyer

February 16, 2016
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

February 16, 2016
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting with DJ Spooky

February 18, 2016
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

February 22, 2016
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Language and Social Justice: Combatting the Reproduction of Linguistic Inequality”
Event flyer

February 22, 2016
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting

February 23, 2016
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Mestizaje and Colorblind Ideology: From Bolívar to Zea and LatinX Identity Issues in the U.S.”

February 23, 2016
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

March 2, 2016
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“‘Ich bin ein Modlaureuther!’ George Bush, the Cold War, and a German Village”
Event flyer

March 4, 2016
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

March 9, 2016
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Meeting

March 16, 2016
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights Meeting

March 21, 2016
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

March 23, 2016
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Liberating Stories: Border Disruptions and Creative Resistance” 
Event flyer

March 24, 2016
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Belonging, Balancing, Being: Women of Color in the Academy” 
Event flyer

March 28, 2016
Science Fiction Studies Working Group Lecture

March 29, 2016
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

March 30, 2016
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

April 4, 2016
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting

April 6, 2016
Film Studies Working Group Meeting

April 8, 2016
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

April 13, 2016
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

April 14, 2016
Religion and Culture Working Group Luncheon

April 14, 2016
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting

April 14, 2016
Medical Humanities Working Group Lecture
“Dementia and Storytelling: An Autobiographical Field Report”

April 21, 2016
Latina/o Identities and Civil Rights 3-year Seminar Lecture
“Latina/o Registered Nurses: Television Images, Educational Experiences, and Hospital Work”

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Academic Year 2014-2015

September 12, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

September 15, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Understanding Dyslexia”

September 15, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

September 16, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

September 17, 2014
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting featuring Dr. Miriam Posner (UCLA)

September 19, 2014
Cultural Performance Working Group Meet & Greet

September 22, 2014
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

September 26, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

September 26, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

September 29, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Effective Early Reading Interventions: What are the Essential Ingredients?”

October 8, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

October 10, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“‘I loooooooove the way you look!!!!’: Complementing Behavior on Facebook”

October 13, 2014
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Cultures Working Group Lecture

October 14, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

October 17, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Spanglish and Shifting Identities: La Migra Bilingüe”

October 17, 2014
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
“Youth Sonic Practices and Public Spaces in São Paulo: The Case of the Pancadão”

October 20, 2014
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

October 22, 2014
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

October 23, 2014
Religion and Culture Working Group Lunch

October 23, 2014
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting

October 27, 2014
Early Modern Studies Working Group Event
Songs from Shakespeare (and Friends)

October 29, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

October 30, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
“Working Women: Into the Borderlands”

October 29, 2014
Early Modern Studies Working Group Lecture
“A tour of the Folgersphere, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s digital architecture”

October 30, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

November 7, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

November 7, 2014
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior

November 10, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

November 10, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group Lecture
“Fostering Reading Development: Intervention, Compensation, and Remediation”

November 13, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
When Mountains Tremble

November 20, 2014
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting

November 20, 2014
Religion and Culture Working Group Lecture
“The British Museum as the Master Space of Biblical History”
Lecture flyer

November 20, 2014
South Asia Studies Working Group Film Screening
Dabba (The Lunchbox), directed by Ritesh Batra
Lecture flyer

November 20, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Unrepentant: Kevin Arnett and Canada’s Genocide

November 21, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

November 21, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

December 9, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

December 10, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

December 10, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

December 12, 2014
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior

January 23, 2015
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior (BLAB) Working Group Meeting

January 27, 2015
Brains, Learning, and Animal Behavior (BLAB) Working Group Lecture
“How Can We Tell What – If Anything – Animals Are Feeling?”

January 28, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

January 30, 2015
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

February 5, 2015
Latina/o Studies Working Group Presentation
Event flyer

February 9, 2015
War, Violence & Society Working Group Guest Lecture

February 10, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

February 11, 2015
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

February 20, 2015
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
Roundtable on Fieldwork Issues and Ethics

February 20, 2015
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

February 23, 2015
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Metalinguistic awareness and biliteracy development”

February 24, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

February 25, 2015
Latino/a Studies Working Group Lecture
“Migration and Death as a Penalty at the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Event flyer

February 27, 2015
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

March 3, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

March 3, 2015
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

March 24, 2015
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture Working Group Lecture
“The Diplomat, the Dealer and the Digger: Writing the History of the Antiquities Trade in 19th Century Greece”

March 27, 2015
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting

April 2, 2015
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
“Supporting the Big and the Boutique: Visualizing Digital Humanities
and Digitizing Visual Culture”

April 7, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

April 13, 2015
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Spelling in English as a Second Language: Does it Ever Get Easier?”

April 16, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

April 17, 2015
Rhetoric and Discourse Studies Working Group Symposium
“Rhetoric, Emotion, and Embodiment”

April 17, 2015
Language Matters Working Group Meeting

April 17, 2015
Performance and Culture Working Group Meeting
“Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Bangalore’s Queer Nightlife”

April 27, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

April 29, 2015
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
“Creating an Interdisciplinary Wiki on the History of Technology: What I Learned the Hard Way”

April 29, 2015
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“Linking War, Genocide, and Resistance: The Polish Elite under Nazi Occupation”

May 4, 2015
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

May 4, 2015
Medical Humanities Working Group Meeting

May 5, 2015
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Event flyer

May 5, 2015
New Modern British Studies Working Group Meeting

May 6, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

June 26, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting
“Trapped in the Wrong Theory: Rethinking Trans Oppression and Resistance”

July 3, 2015
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
Preservation and DH: Part I

Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

July 20, 2015
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
Preservation and DH: Part II

August 25, 2015
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

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Academic Year 2013-2014

September 6, 2013
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meet and Greet

September 16, 2013
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Welcome Mixer

September 20, 2013
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
“There’s No Place Like, Newtown”

September 23, 2013
History of Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture Working Group Meeting
“Sheep breeds in ancient Israel according to art historical and archeological evidence”

September 24, 2013
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Teacher knowledge of basic language constructs in English-speaking countries”

September 26, 2013
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

September 26, 2013
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

September 27, 2013
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

October 4, 2013
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group
“Dancing Legitimacy: Statecraft and Stagecraft in a Post-Colony”

October 10, 2013
New Modern British Studies Working Group
“The Banal Conviviality of NeoLiberal Cosmopolitanism in The London Train (2011) and My Cleaner (2005)”

October 16, 2013
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

October 17, 2013
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting

October 18, 2013
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting
“Health and Gender”

October 25, 2013
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

October 28, 2013
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

October 29, 2013
Literacy Studies Working Group Meeting
“Reconceptualizing the Simple View of Reading (SVR) Model of Reading Difficulties”

October 30, 2013
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

November 7, 2013
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

November 7, 2013
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting

November 7, 2013
South Asia Working Group

November 7, 2013
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Event flyer

November 8, 2013
War, Violence, and Society Working Group
“Stowaways, Nationalists, and Stewards of the Future: the 1850s Clash of U.S. Filibusters and Panameños”

November 14, 2013
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Event flyer

November 15, 2013
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting

November 20, 2013
New Modern British Studies Working Group
“Josiah Wedgwood’s Global Ventures”

November 21, 2013
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

November 21, 2013
Indigenous Studies Working Group Film Screening
Event flyer

November 22, 2013
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group

November 25, 2013
Language Matter Working Group Lecture
“Hispanic Identity and Spanish Language Maintenance: The Curious Case of Sephardic Spanish in Istanbul”
Event flyer

November 25, 2013
Language Matter Working Group Lecture
“Back to the Future: What Can Judeo-Spanish Teach Us About the Evolution of Spanish Contact Varieties”
Event flyer

November 26, 2013
Early Modern Studies and Medieval Studies Working Groups Joint Meeting

January 22, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

January 28, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

January 30, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

January 30, 2014
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

February 5, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

February 6, 2014
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

February 10, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Role of Morphological Awareness in Reading Comprehension among Korean ESL Learners in Grades 5 and 6”

February 11, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

February 12, 2014
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Meeting
“Antillean Brothers or Pernicious Foreigners?: Puerto Ricans in the Dominican Republic under the U.S. Military Occupation of 1916-1924”

February 14, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“When Catalan Confronts the Laputian Effect: Cognitive Prejudices in the Linguistic Field”

February 17, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

February 18, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

February 20, 2014
South Asia Studies Working Group

February 24, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Spelling Error Analyses of Spanish Speaking Children in Grades 2 and 3”

February 24, 2014
Early Modern Studies Working Group Meeting

February 27, 2014
Latina/o Studies Working Group Lecture
“Unspeakable Violence”
Event Flyer

March 4, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

March 18, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

March 19, 2014
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“Heroes of the Questionnaire,’ Debating Refugee Status in Early Cold War West Germany”

March 20, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Lecture
“Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago”
Event Flyer

March 21, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Language Exploitation among Heritage Speakers in the Healthcare Workforce”
Event flyer

March 21, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Lecture
“Leadership and Legal System In the Light of Justice: Walter Echo-Hawk on Native Americans in a Global Context”
Event Flyer

March 22, 2014
Language Matters Working Group Lecture
“Spanish for the Health Professions or the Health Professions for Spanish? Articulating Goals in Curriculum Design in Language for Special Purposes”
Event flyer

March 26, 2014
Religion and Culture Working Group Meeting

March 26, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

April 2, 2014
Women’s and Gender Studies Working Group Meeting

April 4, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

April 7, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

April 8, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

April 8, 2014
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting
“‘We Choose Wisely’: Comparing Music and Movement Repertoires in Exotic Dance and Neo-Burlesque Performances”

April 10, 2014
South Asia Studies Working Group
“Film Music in the Age of Youtube and Multiplex”

April 14, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group
“Learning to Read in Multilingual Contexts of Low and Middle Income Families”

April 17, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group

April 21, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group
“Role of Letter-Sound Knowledge to Learn English Among

April 24, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Lecture
“We Are in This Dance Together: Gender, Power, and Globalization at a Mexican Garment Firm”
Event Flyer 

April 24, 2014
South Asia Studies Working Group Meeting

April 25, 2014
Indigenous Studies Working Group Meeting

April 25, 2014
Rhetoric and Discourse Working Group Symposium
“Systemic Incapacities of Vision in Environmental Rhetoric”

April 25, 2014
Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group Meeting

April 28, 2014
Literacy Studies Working Group Seminar
“Minding Motivation: A Meta-Analysis of Reading Interventions”

April 28, 2014
Latino/a Studies Working Group Meeting

April 29, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

April 30, 2014
Digital Humanities Working Group Meeting
“DH@TCAT: Current Work and Directions”

April 30, 2014
War, Violence, and Society Working Group Lecture
“Through the Iron Curtain: West German Activists and the 1961
San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace”

May 2, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

May 5, 2014
Medieval Studies Working Group Meeting

June 20, 2014
Queer Studies Working Group Meeting

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For any inquiries about Working Group Archives dating 2011-2013, please contact the Glasscock Center.