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The Buffalo Humanities Festival will be held on September 26 and 27, 2014. The festival is modeled on very successful events held in Chicago and other cities; the plan is to make it an annual part of Buffalo’s cultural calendar.

The festival program committee is soliciting proposals relating to this year’s theme–“Migration Nation.” Presentations will be in a variety of formats—talks, roundtables, multimedia presentations, performances, etc. They should relate to the topic of migration in some way and should be designed for a diverse public audience.

The presentations will take place on Saturday September 27, at Buffalo State College. Other participating institutions are UB, Buffalo State, Niagara University, SUNY-Fredonia, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Each institution will have slots in the festival program.

If you’d like to offer a session—either alone or in collaboration with others–please contact Julie Gibert (, who is representing Canisius on the festival committee. A few sentences explaining your general topic and approach (talk? reading? roundtable? multimedia?) will suffice and are needed by Friday, February 14.

Click here to read more about the event.

Submitted by: Julie Gibert, associate professor, history