Event Video Archive

Scholarly Series on Hope and Empowerment

The IHR Scholarly Series on Hope and Empowerment is a monthly virtual conversation in the Fall 2020 semester dedicated to showcasing emerging humanities scholarship on community and identity.

Through the lens of hope and empowerment, this series explores how personal experience shapes scholarship and how, in turn, scholarship informs practice.

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2020

An illustration of the COVID-19 virus.

COVID and Colonialism II

October 23, 2020

An illustration of the COVID-19 virus.

COVID and Colonialism I

October 15, 2020

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Distinguished Lecturers

A major university and community event, the IHR's Annual Distinguished Lecturer program brings to campus a prominent humanities scholar whose work highlights the importance of humanities research. This playlist is a collection of past Distinguished Lecturers.

Book Award Winners

Each year, the IHR selects a winner for the Transdisciplinary Humanities Book Award. This playlist is a collection of lectures of Book Award recipients speaking on their award-winning publications.

Adaptation, Resiliency and Care: A Series

In this broader time of uncertainty, this series seeks to provide conversations and resources to create a community of mutual support. It is through adaptation, resiliency and care that we must face our collective sense of precarity. Caring for the human experience we are collectively going through is of the utmost importance ⁠— and humanities practitioners can help.

Elemental: Desert Humanities Series

This webinar series is interested in prompting dialogues about the paradox of the elemental. As fundamental and grounding as the elemental can be, sometimes it is intangible. Touching quartz diorite in the Elves Chasm pluton of the Grand Canyon feels like touching something immediate and literally grounding — exposed rock from a distant past — yet thinking about the age of this rock, some 1.8 billion years, is abstract. The elemental is both the abstraction of something fundamental and its concreteness.

Elemental: Desert Humanities Series brings together experts of ecocritical thought and geologic time, beginning a larger conversation about how the elemental desert impacts our immediate, near and distant futures.

Plagues, Epidemics and Culture: Histories of Crisis and Care

Engaging with scholars focused on the histories and representations of epidemics, this series explores what can be learned from historical changes in the cultures of care that arose from those crises. Speakers also address how histories of bias, racism and colonialism are intimately bound up in the history of epidemics.

Digital Humanities Virtual Hour Fall Series

The Digital Humanities Initiative's Virtual Hour Fall Series is an opportunity for community members to come together to discuss relevant digital humanities topics.

Digital Humanities Virtual Hour Summer Series

The Digital Humanities Initiative's Virtual Hour Summer Series is an opportunity for community members to come together to discuss relevant digital humanities topics. This series took place in the summer of 2020.

Desert Cities Symposium

A series of lectures presented in 2015 at the IHR Desert Cities Symposium.

10th Anniversary Celebration

A series of events celebrating ten years of the Institute for Humanities Research in 2015.