College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.


People walk a labyrinth replica
Labyrinth designs have been formed, inscribed and built for different purposes over millennia. Today many turn to labyrinths as spiritual, therapeutic and/or meditative aids.

POSTPONED until Fall, 2020- April 2, "Finding Focus: The History, Use, and Benefits of the Labyrinth"

Labyrinth designs have been formed, inscribed and built for different purposes over millennia. Today, many turn to labyrinths as spiritual, therapeutic and/or meditative aids. In existence since prehistory, labyrinth designs gained a new meaning in classical Greece as the home of the Minotaur. 


This Downtown Lecture will explore the history, use, and benefits of the labyrinth through time with a panel of academics and community leaders from University of West Florida, Pensacola State College and the Long Hollow Neighborhood association. A continuous digital presentation of labyrinths through time and function will also be on display. Attendees will also have the opportunity to walk a full-size canvas replica of the labyrinth at Notre Dame de Chartres (c. 1200). 

Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center. A reception will precede the panel at 5:30 p.m. 

The full-size canvas replica of that labyrinth floor will be installed in the Bowden bldg. and open for walking on Friday, April 3 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), Saturday, April 4 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Sunday, April 5 (12 noon-4 p.m.). The public is welcome to walk it and experience for themselves the calm and meditative atmosphere. 

Details: 

*Due to University precautions being taken over the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the April 2 panel and April 3-5 Labyrinth Experience has been postponed until Fall, 2020. Please revist this site for updated information on the 2020-2021 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. 
 
Labyrinth Experience
*Please revist this site for updated information on the 2020-2021 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. 
 
The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited and based on first-come basis. This series is presented by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, sponsored by the UWF Office of Equity and Diversity and is funded, in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.


2019-2020 Installments

  • November 21, 2019
  • Dr. Donna Yates
  • "Stolen Antiquities and White Collar Crime: The Case of the Persian Guard" 
  • Museum of Commerce
  • February 14, 2020
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • "This World and the Next: Storytelling and Real Life in an Uncertain Era"
  • Pensacola Museum of Art
  • (POSTPONED until Fall, 2020) April 2, 2020
  • UWF Faculty Panelists 
  • "The Labyrinth"
  • Voices of Pensacola 

 


Installment Sponsors and Partners

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is presented and sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and UWF Equity & Diversity. It is also funded in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.

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