The Scholar’s Vaudeville Hosted by the Haines Sisters

In the Humanities Center’s final fall 2013 event in the “Radical Interdisciplinarity” series, the most radical mash-up of genres and disciplines comes to DePaul as the century-old tradition of vaudeville meets contemporary academia.  Originally derived from voix de ville (“the voice of the city”), vaudeville literally gave voice to the myriad ways in which the city was alive from the late-19th century until the Great Depression.  This November, the Humanities Center, in conjunction with Chicago artists The Haines Sisters, will give voice to the tradition once more, simultaneously letting academia find its place in the Chicago chorus.  Traditional variety acts will be juxtaposed with scholarly mini-lectures as ten different scholars and performers make their way to the stage over the course of ninety minutes.  Artistic performance will be taken seriously—as it truly should be.  And academic research will be taken to be fun—as it truly should be.  An evening of music, history, magic, math, rhetoric, clowning, and more combine to form “The Scholar’s Vaudeville”!

Event from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; reception to follow from 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Special note: Some material may be slightly risqué.  (NB: this is a PG-13 event).


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314
2250 N Sheffield Ave


DePaul Humanities Center, Centers and Institutes



Free and open to the public.

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