Events

Special Exhibition: Moundbuilders
You might be familiar with some of the more famous monuments around the globe—the Great Pyramids in Egypt; Stonehenge in England; Machu Picchu in Peru. But did you know we have our own impressive monuments right here in the United States? Some even older than the pyramids, these spectacular earthworks give us glimpses into more than 5,000 years of Native North American history. Moundbuilders explores the fascinating story of Native American moundbuilding through a variety of photographs, artifacts, archival materials, and excavation records.
August 1, 2017 9:00am to December 2, 2019 5:00pm
Penn Museum
Gothic States Conference
Presented by Penn English and the Center for Italian Studies This conference asks scholars to consider the Gothic's function across differing "states"—as a language both for addressing incipient nationalisms, and for representing divided consciousness, whether sexual, political, filial, or religious. The most powerful Gothic texts, in fact, place these concerns in dialogue with one another, depicting individuals and communities under duress in times of upheaval. Plenary speakers will be Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna), Robin Furth (Marvel Comics), Diego Saglia (University of Parma), and Angela Wright (University of Sheffield).
April 19, 2019 9:00am to April 21, 2019 5:00pm
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Penn Spectrum Weekend
Penn Spectrum Weekend (PSW) is a weekend-long conference and celebration taking place on Penn’s Campus on October 4-6, 2019. The conference is hosted every three years and brings together alumni for dialogue centered on issues of cultural identity and the intersectionalities that may play a role, including topics specific to the Black, Latinx, Native, Asian, LGBTQ, Muslim, First-gen alumni and student communities. We welcome and invite alumni and allies from all backgrounds as well as all current Penn undergraduate and graduate students.
October 4, 2019 8:30am to October 6, 2019 7:30pm
Various campus locations