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January/February 2021 Events

While performances, lectures, and other events are not being held on campus due to COVID-19, there are numerous opportunities to explore through online offerings. Here’s a small sampling of what’s happening in the coming month. All events are online and free unless otherwise noted.


Meklit Hadero performing with guitar
Meany on Screen


Meany Center is bringing world-class artists and their extraordinary virtual performances and presentations to your home for free. Each performance is available to watch online and on-demand for one full week.


Reimagining the Humanities

January 28
5:30 pm

What can Homer's Odyssey teach STEM students? What new journeys can you take during a pandemic? Are the Humanities in a time of crisis or innovation? UW humanities professors and first-year students examine these questions.


Short Talks: Home

January 28
6:30 pm

In celebration of the five-year anniversary of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, four Native American Huskies share their personal stories of what “home” means to them. 


How Music Connects Us: Belonging, Wellbeing, and Sonic Lineage

February 4
6:30 pm

Ethio-American vocalist, songwriter, composer and cultural activist Meklit Hadero explores how music knits people and communities together, whether or not social distance divides us.


Digital Humanities Day

February 20

Explore the value of the humanities in the current moment. Through panel discussions with UW students and alumni from the arts, humanities, and social sciences, explore different possibilities for your future, and get an idea of what working in the humanities looks like in a variety of fields.


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
The Biden Agenda: Promises and Prospects

February 22
5:30 – 7:00 pm

A faculty panel hosted by the Department of Political Science will discuss the agenda President Joe Biden intends to pursue, and its potential impact.


Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds 

Through March 17

This Jackson School Lecture Series features emerging scholars with a focus on Horn of Africa connections to today’s global trends in popular politics, racial formation, and new forms of belonging. 


Looking for more events?

Visit the UW Alumni Association website. Students can also visit the HUB’s Student Events & Activities listings for opportunities to connect with other Huskies. And check out @UWArtSci’s weekly event roundup on Instagram!