Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and librarian at Harvard University, will wrap up the Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture Series at on Wednesday, April 1, speaking about the future of books and libraries in today’s digital world.
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Gail Hershatter, distinguished professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will focus on Chinese women, past and present, in a Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, March 25.
Stewart Shapiro, O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University, will speak about theories of the continuous on Friday, February 6, in the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at UT.
The UT Humanities Center’s Conversations and Cocktails series continues on Tuesday, February 3, with Vejas Liulevicius, Lindsay Young professor and the director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, talking about “Eastern Europe’s Dangers.”
The UT Humanities Center is extending the campus classroom to the Orangery. In partnership with the Knoxville restaurant, the center is launching a series called “Conversations and Cocktails” starting in January.
For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.
As we learn more about climate change, we learn more about human history. Nicola Di Cosmo, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will talk about this link at the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Room 1210 of the McClung Tower.
A celebrated classical historian from the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton will visit UT on Monday, October 13, to talk about two third-century mosaics that provide compelling archaeological evidence for the earliest Christian church.
A noted scholar of Middle Eastern politics will visit UT on Thursday, September 25, to present a public lecture about Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Egyptian politics.
The John C. Hodges Trustees have gifted the Humanities Center with $200,000—the largest single gift awarded by the trustees and largest ever to the center. The funds will go into an endowment that supports center activities for faculty and students. The Hodges Trustees are full and emeritus professors of the Department of English.