January 20 – Bingham Humanities 300, 2-3:30 p.m.

James Chisholm and Kathy Whitmore, College of Education & Human Development
Research Methods to Understand Middle Grades Readers’ Semiotic Awareness

In this interactive workshop, we will invite participants to engage with research methods we created to understand how middle grades readers learned about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary through the arts. In our multi-year study, we employed digital photographic and videographic techniques to freeze multimodal co-constructions of texts. We will invite participants to build on our arts-based research methods that seek to disrupt standardized and verbal evaluation instruments that dominate and limit what teachers can know about what and how students can learn.

February 10 – Bingham Humanities 300, 2-3:30 p.m.

Karl Swinehart, Department of Linguistics
Tupak Katari in Space, Andinofuturism, and Bolivia’s Pacha Kuti

March 3 – Stevenson 407, 12-1:30 p.m.

Lisa Wagner, Department of Spanish
Mapping Louisville’s Linguistic Landscape: A Pedagogical Tool for L2 Teaching and Learning

April 14 – Ekstrom Library W210, 12-1:30 p.m.

Lisa Björkman, Urban and Public Affairs
Reading group discussion of new book by semiotic anthropologist Webb Keane called The Ethical Life