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Race, Detention, and Indigeneity in South Florida

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Between 2016 and 2019, thousands of migrant children were detained at the Homestead Temporary Shelter, a detention camp in South Miami-Dade County, Florida. This talk tells the story of the detention camp in relation to the military base, which is a crucial node in the hemispheric circulation of weapons, soldiers, and military expertise. This is […]

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Name, Image, and Blackness: Race and College Football

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

This interactive presentation will look at the racial dynamics of college football in the South in light of recent developments. This is the second event in the Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere's 2023-2024 Speaker Series: Scales of Belonging.

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Leonard N. Moore, “Name, Image, and Blackness: Race and College Football”

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

This interactive presentation will look at the racial dynamics of college football in the South in light of recent developments: the transfer portal, NIL, conference realignment, anti-DEI legislation, and the 2023 U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed affirmative action in college admissions. The most dynamic of these developments has been Name, Image, and Likeness. Ironically, […]

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King’s Mecca: How Atlanta Shaped Martin L. King Jr’s Philosophy & Worldview

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

A lecture by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, a professor of history and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut. Presented by the African American Studies Program, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. This event is free and […]

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George A. Smathers 110th Birthday Panel Celebration

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Join us as we celebrate the 110th birthday of George A. Smathers for whom the Smathers Libraries are named. Moderated by Jon Mills, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, UF’s Levin College of Law, with panelists James C Clark – Author of “Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper’s Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary,” […]

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Magic of the Libraries

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Come explore fantastic rare books, maps, and other materials from our Special Collections in the historic Smathers Library building! Treats provided!

Free

Carlos Eire (Yale): The History of the Impossible

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Carlos Eire, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, will give a public lecture on “The History of the Impossible.”

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Conversations: The Gore Vidal Collection

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY. PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Guest Speakers: Steven Chester Abbott, official bibliographer for Gore Vidal, and his husband Jim Stephens, will discuss their relationship with Vidal and their extensive collection that is now a part of the George A. Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida. […]

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Why A New Philosophical Anthropology?

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Starting from the arguments presented in Dipesh Chakrabarty’s recent books The Climate of History in a Planetary Age (2021) and One Planet, Many Worlds: The Climate Parallax (2023), this talk will seek to explain why making a distinction between the globe and the planet as humanist categories calls for a new philosophical anthropology.

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Event Series Faculty and Staff Yoga Class

Faculty and Staff Yoga Class

Smathers Library 1508 Union Rd, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Join Kim Holton, Ph.D., instructional assistant professor for the Department of Health Education and Behavior, every Monday for a lunchtime yoga class! Held in Smathers Library Room 100 from 12:15 to 1 p.m., the classes are open to all faculty and staff and are appropriate for all levels of experience. No registration is necessary. For more information […]