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Upcoming Events


SEP. 15 

HEALTH Speakers Series
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed 

"American Problems, American Solutions: Envisioning a Healthy Future for All of Us."

Online Talk - 7 PM

Register at: https://texastech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K0rXHGY8QQ-BRC6Dl2z0bg


"Black and Brown in Print" Reception

“Black and Brown in Print”, a new exhibit at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, highlights the archives' newspaper, oral history, and archival collections documenting the legacy of Black and Hispanic newspapers on the South Plains. Lubbock's first Spanish-language newspapers date to the 1940s while Black outlets begin in at least the early 1960s. This longstanding tradition of print underscores the rich publishing history of our region's diverse populations.

Formby Room, Southwest Collection/Southwest Collections Library - 7 PM



   Alumni College Event

Alumni College is an annual occasion for showcasing the work of the Humanities Center's funded Fellows.  Each year, the Center supports the research of selected faculty scholars, who share their work in conversation with us at this event.  Alumni College is open to everyone.

Playa, Traditions, and Mesa Room / Student Union Building - 6 to 9 PM

  OCT.  28 

Faculty Fellow Talk
Dr. Lesley Wolff

“Hungry Eyes: Visualizing Foodways”

This talk provides an overview of Dr. Lesley A. Wolff's single-authored book project, recently completed during her time as TTU Humanities Center Faculty Fellow (Spring '22). This project considers the ways in which food and art intersect in postrevolutionary Mexico City to forge new, and highly fraught, avenues for cultural heritage production that perpetuate the “de-Indianization” (Guillermo Bonfil Batalla) of modern Mexico. This book examines three particular foodstuffs—pulque, mole poblano, and watermelon—through the lens of three significant postrevolutionary artists—Tina Modotti, Carlos González, and Rufino Tamayo. Wolff situates each of these artists and their work within a broader socio-political ecology that hinges on the paradoxical role of “the Indian” in Mexican national heritage. By taking on the expanded field of visual culture through a historical lens, this project ultimately posits that picturing foodways was, and continues to be, an evocative and affective nexus of collective national consciousness.

Lesley A. Wolff, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Art and Design at The University of Tampa, specializing in art history and museum studies. Her interdisciplinary research on the visual cultures of the Americas has appeared in various international publications and manifested in curatorial projects with venues across the U.S. Currently, she is completing a single-authored book manuscript on food and art in post-revolutionary Mexico City, which has been supported by grants and fellowships that include a 2022 Faculty Fellowship from the Texas Tech University Humanities Center. Additionally, she is co-editor of the forthcoming Special Issue of the international journal Arts dedicated to “Rethinking Contemporary Latin American Art” and co-editor of the forthcoming volume Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art. Wolff is also curator of the ongoing contemporary art exhibition The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined (next opening in Pittsburgh, 2023). From 2019-2022 she was Assistant Professor in the School of Art at Texas Tech University. www.lesleywolff.com  

Online Talk - 12 PM

Register at: https://texastech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceqrqTojEtR-XgfbztKi3fw2nqBgRShO


    NOV.   3 

  HEALTH Speakers Series
              Dr. Shannon Withycombe            

English and Philosophy Room 106 - 7 PM