Throughout the year the Institute for the Humanities offers a number of lectures, colloquia, workshops and discussions both on and off campus. This year the UMIH will be running several series of events.
Arts of Conversation: This series is intended to showcase new research by scholars from across the humanities and other related fields, from outstanding doctoral students to senior professors. The definition of newness is broad, spanning from work only recently begun to that just recently published. It is also committed to the exploration of key themes and innovative scholarly methods and lines of enquiry. The aim of the series is to strengthen intellectual connections across disciplines as well as to foster a lively research community and culture.
Futures in the Humanities: This series will explore a number of the key challenges and opportunities facing the humanities and humanities scholarship today. Some of these challenges and opportunities are unique to the humanities while others are a product of broader developments that confront nearly everyone. We, therefore, feel that it is important to recognize both what is distinctive about the humanities as well as what they have in common with other fields of inquiry. Consequently, this series incorporates ideas and perspectives from other disciplines, especially the social sciences. Our main aim is to provide an initial forum for tough-minded reflection and balanced, inclusive conversation on a range of complicated issues that, it is hoped, will carry on across campus and beyond the parameters of this series.
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