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Steven RingsFranke Forum Talk | 'Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right': A Genealogy by Steven Rings
Wednesday, February 4
5:15 p.m.

Steven Rings is Associate Professor, Department of Music.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago's Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Franke Forum is a series of free public lectures by renowned University scholars.

All Franke Forum talks take place at the University's Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL. This event will take place in Room 621.

Please call the Franke Institute for reservations at 773-702-8274 or write to

Call for Proposals
This quarter, the deadline for proposals for Franke grants for events is Friday, February 6.

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Fellowship Awards
The Humanities Without Walls Consortium has awarded fourteen grants for research on the "Global Midwest," including two grants to UChicago.

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Humanities Without Walls | The Franke Institute is one of fifteen research universities in the midwest and beyond participating in this new Mellon-funded initiative for collaborative research on the "Global Midwest" and for alternative academic career summer workshops. Humanities Without Walls aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and the production of scholarship in the humanities through cross-institutional cooperation. 
Fellowship Awards
We are very pleased to announce the fellowship awards for faculty and doctoral students at The Franke Institute for the Humanities in the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Coming Up
Regenstein windowCourses offered by the Center for Disciplinary Innovation:

Winter 2015
Spectacle and Surveillance
offered by W.J.T. Mitchell (English) and Bernard Harcourt (Columbia University)

Melodrama Across Media
offered by James Chandler (English) and Martha Feldman (Music)

Spring 2015
Colonial and Postcolonial Intimacies: African, Indian and European Encounters
offered by Rochona Majumdar (South Asian Languages & Civilizations) and Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)

Time Out of Mind: Arts and Sciences of Material Duration
offered by Timothy Campbell (English) and Matthew Hunter (McGill University)

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Also see: Disciplines & Technologies is a Mellon funded project with the Center for Disciplinary Innovation.

November 5, 2014
Theaster Gates, "I Need A Title For My Talk, But For Now its Untitled"
The introduction is given by Matthew Jesse Jackson.
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May 14, 2014
Jessica Stockholder, "Parallel Parking"
The introduction is given by David Schutter.
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February 12, 2014
Haun Saussy, "The Curious History of 'Oral Literature'"
The introduction is given by Michael Silverstein.
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October 9, 2013
Robert L. Kendrick, "Seeing a 17th-Century Motet"
The introduction is given by Berthold Hoeckner.
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Archive of past recordings>>

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