San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This symposium is a learning occasion to reflect on interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities and the role of institutional centers in fostering such collaboration. In the morning, Kathleen Woodward, our guest keynote, will speak on disciplanary collaboration. After the keynote, we will have a catered lunch and an opportunity to meet fellow attendees. After lunch, the "viral culture" fellows will present the "viral culture" website. This presentation will lead into the roundtable discussion, during which the fellows will discuss their experience in the fellowship group and share the outcomes of their collaboration. The symposium will close with the Department of English's 10th Annual Peter Burton Hanson Memorial Lecture featuring Marjorie Agosin who will speak on the intersecetions of poetry, policy, and urban rights. The keynote, roundtable, and Hanson lecture will all explore the ways humanities scholars come together through theory, practice, and poetic expression.
Northeastern University is easily accessible by the MBTA green and orange lines.
Green E Line: Arrive at the Northeastern stop on Huntington Avenue and cross the street towards Forsyth Street.
Orange Line or bus: Arrive at Ruggles station and exit towards Forsyth Street.
Public transportation is recommended.
There are 2 pay-by-hour parking garages:
Renaissance Parking Garage and Gainsborough Parking Garage.
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Northeastern Humanities Center
Critical and reflective study of human cultures and people’s artistic and intellectual achievements develops acumen, heightens sensitivity to experience, and enhances our sensibilities. Founded in 2008, the Northeastern Humanities Center supports faculty and student research in the humanities and social sciences; facilitates collaboration across disciplines; and presents humanistic and social scientific research to the wider university community and the general public. Through working groups, forum discussions, symposia, seminars, workshops, informal dialogues, conferences, and joint projects, the Center supports a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of respect for different perspectives, experiences, and expertise. By offering various opportunities for engagement with art, literature, philosophy, history, and social and political formations, the work of the Humanities Center strengthens the foundation from which we can respond meaningfully to one another and the needs of our world.