Conversations Across the Humanities

Structured discussions of issues and themes of interest to faculty, postdocs, and students across the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

All are welcome to listen, learn, and converse.

All sessions take place in Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Room 241 | Academy for Polymathic Study

Interpreting Religion for Others

Friday, October 21, 2016, 10 am – noon

Presentations by postdoctoral scholars:

Stefanie Balkwill (Religion)

Jessica Wright (Classics)

Moderator: Professor Lisa Bitel (Religion and History)

Epistemological Thresholds

Friday November 18, 2016, 10 am – noon

Presentations by postdoctoral scholars:

John Blakinger (Art History)

Peter Collopy (History and Digital Humanities)

Leif Hancox-Li (Philosophy)

Moderator: Professor Mark Schroeder (Philosophy)

Art and Affect

January 20, 2017, 10 am to noon

Presentations by postdoctoral scholars:

Rhae Lynn Barnes (American Studies and Ethnicities)

Allan Doyle (Visual Studies Research Institute)

Emily Wang (Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Moderator: Professor Vittoria di Palma (School of Architecture)

Engaging New Audiences

February 17, 2017, 10 am to noon

Presentations by postdoctoral scholars:

Rhae Lynn Barnes (American Studies and Ethnicities)

Bonnie Ruberg (Cinematic Arts)

Jennifer Wells (Early Modern Studies Institute)

Jessica Wright (Classics)

Moderator: Professor Laura Isabel Serna (Cinema and Media Studies)

Ideas in History

March 24, 2017, 10 am to noon

Presentations by local faculty:

Prof. David Albertson (Religion)

Prof. Rebecca Lemon (English)

Moderator: Professor Thomas Habinek (Classics)

To Be Announced

April 14, 2017 | Postdocs’ Pick

May 5, 2017 | Faculty Fellows’ Pick