The Humanities Council kicks off each academic year with a colloquium featuring our humanities faculty.
16th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2022
“Humanities and/as Choice”
Thursday, September 8, 4:30-6:00 pm
Chancellor Green Rotunda
Speakers: Catherine Clune-Taylor (Gender and Sexuality Studies), William Chester Jordan (History), Stephen F. Teiser (Religion), and Rob Nixon (English, High Meadows Environmental Institute)
Moderator: Tera Hunter (Acting Chair, Humanities Council; History, African American Studies)
14th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2020
“Things As They Should Be? A Question for the Humanities”
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Barbara Graziosi, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Melissa Lane spoke at the first online Colloquium. Read about the event here.
13th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2019
“Tradition, Critique, and Imagination”
Anne A. Cheng, Jonathan Gold, Daniel Heller-Roazen, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta discussed “Tradition, Critique, and Imagination.” Read about the event here.
11th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2017
“Is There Progress in the Humanities?”
The keynote was delivered by Jeremy Adelman on “Engaged Humanities and Global History.” The panel included Anthony Grafton, Thomas Kelly, Marina Rustow, and Eric Gregory (moderator). Read about the event here.
10th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2016
“Citizenship and the Humanities”
Eddie Glaude Jr., spoke on “Democratic Virtue and #BlackLivesMatter.” Other speakers included Lital Levy, Tracy K. Smith, Philip Pettit, and Ilya Vinitsky. Read about the event here.
Ninth Annual Humanities Colloquium 2015
Featuring Rachael DeLue (keynote lecture), Denis Feeney, Bernard Haykel, Alison Isenberg, AnneMarie Luijendijk
Eighth Annual Humanities Colloquium 2014
Featuring David Bell, David Bellos, Miguel Centeno, Imani Perry, Denis Feeney, Susan Stewart (keynote lecture)
Seventh Annual Humanities Colloquium 2013
Featuring Jeff Stout (keynote lecture), Rachel Bowlby, Irena Grudzinska Gross, Melissa Lane, Jonathan Levy, Gideon Rosen