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University Writing & Research Conference Program Fall 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Fall 2020 Conference Schedule

2020 Julian Clement Chase Prize Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
The annual Julian Clement Chase Prize Award Ceremony will be held virtually this year. The prize honors this year's awardee, Beatrice Mount.
collage of singer Jonathan Meiburg overlay on a dock (left) and a house (right)

2020 WID Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Jonathan Meiburg, lead singer and songwriter of acclaimed band Shearwater, is also a writer and researcher whose travels have led him to some of the world’s most remote places. His forthcoming book describes South America’s wildlife and landscapes through the eyes of the crow-like falcons called caracaras and of Victorian naturalist William Henry Hudson.
Johan Meiburg (Photo courtesy of Matt Condon)

Ethnomusicology seminar: “Inside the Secret Museum”

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Meiburg, together with Professor Kip Lornell, will explore tracks from The Secret Museum of Mankind, a wild and mysterious compilation of early musical recordings from around the world released on Yazoo Records. The full 8-volume set is available on Spotify, and held in reserve in Gelman Library on CD.
Johan Meiburg plays the guitar on a stage with colorful lighting

Music master class: “Making (and not making) a living in music”

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Meiburg's band Shearwater has released nine studio albums for Matador and Sub Pop records, including Palo Santo, Rook, The Golden Archipelago, Animal Joy, Fellow Travelers, and Jet Plane & Oxbow. In 2018 they re-created David Bowie’s“Berlin” Trilogy of albums for WNYC’s New Sounds program (available on Bandcamp). Meiburg has collaborated with Sharon Van Etten, Xiu Xiu, Bill Callahan, and Brian Eno, and toured with Coldplay, St. Vincent, Clinic, Wye Oak, and Dinosaur Jr, and co-founded the band Loma with members of Cross Record. Join him to discuss the pitfalls and opportunities of pursuing a musical career in the digital age.
Jonathan Meiburg with murder of caracaras (Photo courtesy Katie Harrington)

Science writing Q&A: "Writing what you don't know”

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Q&A about science journalism and writing A Most Remarkable Creature: the incredible journey of the world’s most intelligent birds of prey (Knopf).  
Yonah Bromberg Gaber presenting his thesis

University Writing & Research Conference Program Spring 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

At the spring 2020 event, University Writing (UW 1020) students who have been nominated by a faculty member will share their research and writing experiences with an audience of fellow student

2019 Julian Clement Chase Prize Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
The fourth annual Julian Clement Chase Prize Award Ceremony prize honors this year's awardee, Adam Graubart.

University Writing & Research Conference Program Spring 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Spring 2019 sessions of the University Writing & Research Conference Program.

University Writing & Research Conference Program Fall 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fall 2018 sessions of the University Writing & Research Conference Program.

2018 Julian Clement Chase Prize Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
The annual Julian Clement Chase Prize Award Ceremony prize honors this year's awardees, Lydia Francis and Xavier Adomatis.

University Writing & Research Conference Program Spring 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Spring 2018 sessions of the University Writing & Research Conference Program.
Never Caught, the Washington relentless pursuit of the runaway slave on a judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, pictured on the right

Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents: "Never Caught"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Erica Armstrong Dunbar discussed her book, Never Caught, the story of George Washington's thwarted efforts to catch his extraordinary runaway woman slave, Ona Judge.Never Caught has been nominated for the 2017 National Book Award in Non-fiction.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar Writing in the Disciplines Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Writing in the Disciplines is proud to present Erica Armstrong Dunbar, discussing her writing practices both within and outside professional academic history.

WID Faculty Roundtable

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
In this interactive workshop, you'll pick up tips and tactics from faculty from across the disciplines.

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