Events Calendar

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July 31

Talk

HUMANITIES IN THE WILD - WIND MAPS, THE SOUND OF DRAWING, & PERFORMANCE SCORES

7PM – 8PM

How does drawing sound? How do wind maps, drawings, and the sound of pencils on paper translate into music? Artist and KU Drawing Instructor Christine Olejniczak has been performing the sound of drawing on instruments o fher own making since 1994. Her most recent work takes a close look at the wind, for which she is creating a series of drawings that will be used as performance scores. This presentation will detail the way she translates patterns in the natural world to a variety of art mediums and include a new sonic performance. Humanities in the Wild is a series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Sponsored By: Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Office of the Provost, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, and The Commons

August 28

Talk

HUMANITIES IN THE WILD - A PILGRIM'S EXPERIENCE: EXPLORING ART, HISTORY, & LANDSCAPES WHILE HIKING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

7PM – 8PM

How does hiking an historic trail create opportunities for learning? Since the Middle Ages, the Camino de Santiago has brought travelers from all over the world to the city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. A 17-day study abroad program at KU creates a cultural journey through art, architecture, history, and diverse landscapes, and gives students the opportunity to examine the significance of the pilgrimage since the 9th century as well as its fundamental role in the cultural exchange between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. Through the acts of walking, journaling, and participating in cultural activities, students reflect on the culture and history of the Camino and meet pilgrims from all over the world. This class is co-taught by Margot Versteeg, a professor of Spanish and director of KU’s Humanities Program, and Megan Sheldon, a lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Sponsored By: Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Office of the Provost, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, and The Commons