Humanities Upcoming Events

Africana Studies Lecture Series

Thu, Aug 29, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
RBD Library Ground Floor Auditorium

Dr. Elijah Gaddis

Auburn History Department

Title of the presention: Gruesome Looking Objects: Racial Violence And the Archives

Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

This workshop will present a range of models for supporting digital humanities work in different institutional contexts. Led by Dr. Lauren Klein of Emory University, it will discuss the various practices enabled by these models as well as specific projects that have resulted. 

12 pm - Lunch

2 pm - Workshop 

RSVP for lunch and/or workshop by Aug. 29 to 

Extraordinary Women Lecture Series

Thu, Sep 26, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Telfair Peet Theatre

The community is invited to the Extraordinary Women Lecture Series featuring Tarana J. Burke, civil rights activist and Me Too Movement founder. The event will be held at the Telfair Peet Theatre and is hosted by the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women's Leadership Institute in the College of Liberal Arts. The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and other campus units. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, contact Joan Harrell, diversity coordinator fof the School of Communication and Journalism at

Italian Film Festival

Sun, Oct 27, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Film: Non sono un assassino (2019) di Andrea Zaccariello (con R. Scamarcio ed A. Boni): 

October is Italian Heritage Month, formerly known as National Italian-American Heritage Month. This is a time to celebrate the contributions of Italians in their country and abroad as well as to promote Italian culture and language. Every year, the College of Liberal Arts provides a series of films and discussions on Italian culture and opportunities to learn about initiatives with our partners in Italy, i.e. research, experiential learning, study abroad and exchange programs, and curricula.

This event is open to the entire Auburn community. For more information, contact Giovanna Summerfield at or 334-844-2890.

The Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies Biennial Meeting Keynote Speaker

Thu, Nov 7, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Dr. Patricia Matthew will be the keynote speaker at The Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies Biennial Meeting. Dr. Matthews is the editor of Written/UnWritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure, and is speaking at Auburn about her research methods, her findings on her current research in British Abolitionism, and on being a public scholar. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Friedman at or go to