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January 2016

Film Studies Symposium
Graduate Students in Film Studies at UF
January 29-30, 2016
Harn Museum

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016 @ 4:00PM

4:00pm Tsai Ming Liang. Journey to the West (2014, 56 minutes)
5:00pm Keynote ELENA GORFINKEL “Walking Still”

SATURDARY, JANUARY 30, 2016
PANELS with response by ELENA GORFINKEL

2:00-4:00pm Panel 1: POLITICS & ALLEGORY
4:15-6:00 Panel 2: FORMAL HISTORIES & AESTHETICS
Reception

SPONSORS

Sponsored by the Waldo W. Neikirk Professorship and the Harn Museum of Art. For questions, please contact Prof. Barbara Mennel at mennel@ufl.edu



February 2016

Wind of Change
Wednesday, February 17th @ 4:00 p.m.
Room 100 Smathers East

Please join us for a special screening from the acclaimed Global Girls Film Festival

This screening will be followed by a Q+A with the festival's curator, Nicole Dreiske, Director of the International Children's Media Center

On Wednesday, February 17th the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature and the Center for Children's Literature and Culture at the University of Florida will present a special screening of "Wind of Change," a program of short films from the Global Girls FilmFest, the first festival featuring female-focused short films juried by formerly homeless young women. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q + A with Festival Founder, Nicole Dreiske. The Wind of Change program will showcase six diverse and empowering short films from five countries.

The Global Girls Film Festival was created by the International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) as a 14-week film immersion program in which formerly homeless and abused young women screen and discuss 40-50 films from around the world. Global Girls is designed to prompt self-reflection and thought-provoking discussions that culminate in a festival curated by residents themselves.

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to spread the word about it to your colleagues, friends, and students.

We hope to see you at the screening!

Please note: Additional material is attached to this email.

For more information please feel free to contact:

Suzan Alteri, Curator, Baldwin Library salteri@ufl.edu
John Cech, Director, Center for Children's Literature and Culture jcech@ufl.edu
Leila Estes, Coordinator, CCLC leilajestes@ufl.edu

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Imagining Climate Change: Science & Fiction in Dialogue
February 17-18 2016

February 17, 2016
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom @ 1:30pm

February 18, 2016
Smathers Library 100 (Library East) @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm

“Imagining Climate Change” will engage authors, scholars, scientists, and the general public in the vital work of imagining our collective climate futures. The Spring 2016 colloquium will bring award-winning and influential French and American sf authors and climate scientists to the UF campus to dialogue with UF faculty and researchers in the humanities, climate studies, and water management, and to explore new ways of representing and responding to environmental change. Our conversations will aim at a better understanding of potential collaborations between science, fiction, and art on one of the most pressing global crises of our time.

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The Augustus M. Burns Memorial Lecture Series
Friday February 19th, 2015 @ 4:00pm
Harn Museum
Reception to follow

robert

This is a public lecture aimed at a general audience, Gallagher is probably the nation's most well-known historian of the Civil War, and he is an extremely popular public speaker.

For further information: Here is Gallagher's short resume:

http://history.virginia.edu/user/23

And this is an article about him that was just published in Virginia:

In his hands, history isn’t dull

Africa in Florida: A Discussion with Patricia Hilliard-Nunn and Robin Poynor
"Imagining Florida: The Place We Call Home"
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 3:30pm
Santa Fe College, Lawrence W. Tyree Library

Find a "new way of looking" at Florida with Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, African-American Studies scholar and community organizer, and Robyn Poynor, art historian and co-editor of Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State. Feast your eyes on art created by Floridians of African descent, and explore the traditions that hold together African-American communities in Alachua County. Learn how visual and cultural practices - from sculpture, to cooking, to hair design - can connect our past and present.

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March 2016

Talking Objects, Global Voices: Collecting Florida Treasures with UF Curators
"Imagining Florida: The Place We Call Home"
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 3:00pm
University of Florida, Smathers Library (East) 100

Florida's past brims with stories of transit: the exiles, migrations, vacations, and homecomings that have shaped our diverse communities. Some of these stories are already forgotten, and some have been faithfully recorded. Many still reside in the things that people carried with them, sent away or left behind. Whether in a family album or a university archive, objects have a lot to tell us. Learn what our collectibles, and the ways we collect them, can tell us about who we are and where we come from.

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April 2016

Dream Fruit for a Dream State, or When Alachua County Was a Citrus Power
"Imagining Florida: The Place We Call Home"
Sunday, April 7, 2016 @ 6:00pm
Matheson History Museum

An iconic fruit, an emblem on state license plates, the orange defined Florida as an American Mediterranean, a modern dream state. Towns, counties, and bowl games have been named for this agricultural product. Crate labels identified Florida with winter's blessings and place names such as Winter Haven, Frostrproof, and Citra. Dr. Gary Mormino, the Frank Duckwall Professor of History in the Florida Studies Program at USF St. Petersburg, will discuss the history of Florida citrus, and help us consider how the sights, scents, and tastes of Florida shape our lives and landscapes.

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