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March 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.


page of book with Chinese calligraphy surrounding the figure of a seated, bearded man.
Hyakunin isshu and the World of Japanese Medieval Poetry

March 3
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Hyakunin isshu -- the most famous collection of poetry in Japan -- has been read, discussed, recited, copied, illustrated, and parodied for centuries, and has been the subject of manga and anime series. Paul Atkins, professor of Asian languages & literature, will discuss this very influential anthology, with special attention to its mysterious origins in medieval Japan. Presented by Washin Kai – Friends of Classical Japanese at UW.


Cover art from Horror Noire documentary
Horror Noire — Blacks in American Horror from the 1890s to Present 

March 10
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Northwestern University professor Robin Means Coleman will expand on themes from her book and documentary Horror Noire, to engage the audience in conversation about Blacks’ contribution to the horror genre, the contributions of women, and what horror can teach us about social justice. This 2021 Scheidel Lecture is presented by the Department of Communication.


Uncharted Waters: Twelfth Night/Bodies of Water

March 11 – 14
Times vary

Through a unique cross-town theatrical collaboration, UW School of Drama, Cornish College of the Arts, and Seattle University will present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as well as a new piece, Bodies of Water,  in response to themes in Shakespeare’s play. Both productions, rehearsed and presented online, feature student casts from all three schools as well as the artistic and production work of students, faculty, and staff from all three schools. $5 per show; $10 for both shows.


protesters marching for Black Lives Matter
Racial Violence and the Fight for Racial Justice

March 12
11:00 am – noon

One year after Breonna Taylor’s death, a panel of activists and scholars will discuss where we stand now. Presented by the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) as part of its Contemporary Race & Politics in the United States series, with UW political science professor Megan Ming Francis as moderator.


UW Dance Presents

March 12 – 28
Available for streaming

New works from nationally and internationally recognized choreographers will be presented digitally in this UW Department of Dance concert, which will be streamed online. The exploration of dance on film will examine themes ranging from human connection and identity to the joy of rhythm and music as movement, and will feature dancers set against local Seattle backdrops.



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!