Humanities Council Working Groups

Bodies of Knowledge

The Bodies of Knowledge Working Group invites faculty, staff, and graduate students to engage in questions around embodiment from a wide range of viewpoints including the medical humanities, disability studies, art history and aesthetics, and environmental studies.

Archival Silences

The Archival Silences Working Group seeks to foster an interdisciplinary conversation centered around the limits, freedoms, frustrations and general complications presented by the many biases inherent in both past and present archival practice.

Public Humanities

The Public Humanities Working Group invites faculty, graduate students, and staff for monthly conversations about our shared humanistic work and its larger, public implications outside of university life, and to consider more largely the value and relevance of the humanities in our present moment.

Textuality, Materiality and Reading Practices

Textuality, Materiality and Reading Practices is comprised of faculty and graduate students within the humanities to stimulate discussion among scholars from across different academic disciplines, with different geographical and temporal foci, that work on textual materiality and learn from each other.

Comparative Diplomatics

This faculty-graduate working group is part of the Comparative Antiquities network at the Humanities Council, co-sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies.

Historical Poetics

Historical Poetics is a reading group comprised of faculty and graduate students interested in historical poetics across several different fields of study—Early Modern, Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Modernism.

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