Past Humanities Colloquia

11th Annual Humanities Colloquium: “Is There Progress in the Humanities?”
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.” Event details here.

12th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2018: “Capturing the Human”

2018-19 Old Dominion Professors Michael Flower, Simon Gikandi, Kim Lane Scheppele, and Sean Wilentz participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “Capturing the Human.” Event details 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 the story here.

10th Annual Humanities Colloquium 2016: “Citizenship and the Humanities”

Featuring Eddie Glaude Jr., (Chair, African American Studies), who spoke on “Democratic Virtue and #BlackLivesMatter”; Lital Levy (Comparative Literature); Tracy K. Smith (Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities; Creative Writing); among other faculty from across the humanities. Read the story 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 (lecture)

Seventh Annual Humanities Colloquium 2013

Featuring Jeff Stout (lecture), Rachel Bowlby, Irena Grudzinska Gross, Melissa Lane, Jonathan Levy, Gideon Rosen

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