15th Annual Humanities Colloquium
September 23, 2021 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · Zoom Webinar and Livestream
Humanities and Mobility
The Humanities Council’s kick-off event features a wide-ranging conversation about central issues in our research, teaching, and intellectual life.
A variety of phenomena are ripe for exploration: the mobility of human beings, ideas, ideologies, texts, images, or material objects through space or time; political or revolutionary movements; obstructions to mobility; bodily movement, disability, or different mobilities. What and how we, as human beings, move; and what moves us, as humans.
Our speakers are distinguished Princeton scholars whose work represents different approaches and historical periods.
Wendy Laura Belcher, Comparative Literature and African American Studies
“Are We Global Yet? Africa and the Future of the Humanities”
João Biehl, Anthropology
“Transported by the Humanities of the Unlettered”
Zahid Chaudhary, English
“On the Mobility of Lies, Big and Small”
Judith Hamera, Dance and American Studies
“Unruly Humanists, Moving Selves”
Moderator: Esther Schor, English; Chair, Humanities Council
Open to the public. This event will take place online as a Zoom webinar; attendees must register in advance. It will also livestream at http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu.