Featuring UF Professor of History and 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack E. Davis
The September 11 luncheon has reached capacity. RSVP for the next luncheon starting September 25.
Coming Ashore: Wonder, Creativity, and Beholding the Blue-Green Earth
Drawing examples from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the Gulf of Mexico and his forthcoming book on the bald eagle, Professor Davis will discuss the meaning and evolving importance of the environmental humanities and the role of wonder and creativity in bringing readable scholarship to the public.
Professor Davis is a professor of history and the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities at the University of Florida. His The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in history, and in 2019 he was awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support his current book project, Bird of Paradox: How the Bald Eagle Saved the Soul of America.
The President’s Arts and Humanities Luncheon is a new speaker series featuring regular free lunchtime presentations by UF faculty in the arts and humanities for current UF students, followed by informal Q&As and discussions. Due to limited space, attendance is restricted to the first 45 students who sign up when RSVPs open two weeks before each luncheon. Students can RSVP for the Davis lunch starting today. Once the attendance limit of 45 students is reached, RSVPs will close. To maximize opportunities for all students, individuals may attend only one luncheon (no repeat attendees).
Andrew Cao, veteran Broadway dancer, lecturer in the School of Theatre + Dance and director of UF’s 2019 Mainstage Musical “Pippin”
RSVPs open September 25
Jill Ciment, author, UF English Professor and creative writing teacher
RSVPs open October 21