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February 2019

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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This year's Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference will take place on February 15 and 16 in Curtin 175 (plus an offsite welcome event and creative showcase). MIGC is organized entirely by graduate students at UWM, who collectively decide on an annual…

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March 2019

Power and Gendered Labor in the Academy: A Half-Day Symposium

Mar 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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C21 hosted a half-day symposium exploring issues of labor, power, precarity, and academic stardom. (Listen to Carol Stabile's keynote talk below.) The past two years have seen shockwaves of protest and activism in response to a growing awareness of sexual…

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May 2019

Insecurity Conference

May 2, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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This conference proposes the concept of “insecurity” as one of the governing logics of economic, political, and social life in the West at the end of the second decade of the 21st century. Insecurity picks up on, and challenges, several key concepts of 21st century studies, especially “precarity,” “securitization,” and “resilience.”

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February 2020

MIGC: Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The theme for this year’s Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is Rendition. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 21-22, 2020 with keynote speaker Dr. Ingrid E. Castro (Massachusetts Liberal Arts College). Renditions have generated…

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April 2020

POSTPONED – Midwest Japan Seminar

Apr 4, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been postponed for the fall. Please check back then for a new date/info. Our Critical East Asian Humanities Collaboratory invites you to join us for the spring meeting of the Midwest…

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CANCELLED – #ArtInHigherEd Symposium

Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Mitchell Hall, 3203 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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**Unfortunately the #ArtInHigherEd Symposium has been cancelled due to the campus-wide response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope to reschedule this event for sometime during spring 2021, and we will announce a new date once one has been decided. Sorry,…

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CANCELLED – Spring Conference: #ALT_MKE: Stories of a 21st Century City

Apr 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - May 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Curtin 175, 3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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***We're sad to announce our spring conference, #ALT_MKE: Stories of a 21st Century City, has been cancelled. It was going to be an extraordinary gathering, but in many ways, the work of the conference must now be done in our…

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May 2020

L.A. Kauffman (#ALT_MKE Virtual Lecture): “I Want a Haircut”: Toward a History of the Ultra-Right in Milwaukee’s Suburbs (and Why It So Often Fails)

May 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Author and activist L.A. Kauffman delivered a livestreamed version of her planned #ALT_MKE keynote address on Friday, May 8, at 3:30 p.m CDT via Zoom. (You can also find more from our planned plenary speakers, including their current work and…

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Monique Liston and Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Virtual #ALT_MKE Lecture and Reading

May 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This special livestreamed version of Monique Liston’s planned #ALT_MKE plenary talk and a special reading by Dasha Kelly Hamilton was held on Friday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m CDT. We’re so happy to be able to share their wonderful work!…

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April 2021

Live Streaming Symposium: Communities of Play

April 17 - April 18

The Serious Play/Digital Cultures Collaboratory is hosting a Live Streaming Symposium on April 17-18, featuring online presentations of and about streaming of video gameplay and other performative activities, in and out of the academy. The event will feature streamers from…

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