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607. Public Humanities

Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Chicago IX, Sheraton Chicago

A linked session arranged in conjunction with the The Presidential Forum: Vulnerable Times

Presiding: Laura Wexler, Yale Univ.

Speakers: Matti Bunzl, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; James Chandler, Univ. of Chicago; Julie Ellison, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Farah Griffin, Columbia Univ.; Jean Elizabeth Howard, Columbia Univ.

Session Description:

What is the public face of the humanities, and how can humanities scholarship be publicly shared in vulnerable times? Speakers will address poetry and theater as genres of public humanities; humanities centers and humanities festivals as sites of civic engagement; the work of the humanities in museums, archives, and prisons; and public humanities curricula that connect universities with their communities.

Related Sessions:


  • The Profession – General

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