On September 9, the Humanities Council’s 14th Annual Colloquium welcomed faculty speakers to kick off the year with a thought-provoking and pertinent discussion titled “Things as They Should be? A Question for the Humanities.”
Watch the full Colloquium video here
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (African American Studies), Barbara Graziosi (Classics), Jhumpa Lahiri (Creative Writing), and Melissa Lane (Politics) exchanged ideas about the role of literature, philosophy, and history in responding to questions of normativity, debates about history and theory, facts and values, and the new versus old. The panel acknowledged the trauma of the pandemic, economic hardship, and racial injustice and offered ways in which the humanities can be enlisted for social, political, and ethical transformation.
The Colloquium was held virtually on Zoom and moderated by Council Chair Eric S. Gregory.
Read the homepage story about the panel discussion.