Humanities on the Edge

Humanities on the Edge


Humanities on the Edge is a speaker series co-founded by Dr. Marco Abel and Dr. Roland Végsö, who now co-ordinate the series together with Dr. Jeannette Jones (Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies), and Carrie L. Morgan (Curator of Academic Programs at the Sheldon). Founded in 2010, the series is now in its seventh year, and its mission remains the same: to promote cross-disciplinary conversation and theoretical research in the Humanities.

Our Manifesto

2017-2018: Post Revolutionary Futures

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Thursday, Sep 28 - Timothy Scott Brown Professor of History, Northeastern University "Is Revolution Still Possible? The Crisis of Capitalism and the Meaning of 1968"
5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
Thurs Oct 19 - Ronald Judy Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies in the Department of English, University of Pittsburgh "Restless Flying from Haiti to Tunisia: What is 'After Revolution' Anyway?"
5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
Thurs Feb 9 - João Salles Documentary Filmmaker and President of the Instituto Moreira Salles, Brazil No Intenso Agora (In the Intense Now, 2017) Film Screening and Q&A
5:30-7:00pm, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Thurs Mar 15 - Tim Dean Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Hatred of Sex"
5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
Thurs Apr 19 - Bridget R. Cooks Associate Professor of African American Studies and Art History, University of California, Irvine "Black Artists and Activism: Harlem on My Mind, 1969"
5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
Poster for 2017-18 - Post-Revolutionary Futures, with event info and the words INFORMATION LIBRE
We have reached a historical turning point, and [...] we must assume full responsibility for the direction of our futures.Manifesto for Humanities on the Edge