Humanities on the Edge

Humanities on the Edge is a speaker series co-founded by Dr. Marco Abel and Dr. Roland Végső, who now co-ordinate the series together with Dr. Jeannette Jones (Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies), Luis Othoniel Rosa (Modern Languages & Literatures and Institute for Ethnic Studies), and Erin Hanas (Curator of Academic Programs at the Sheldon Museum of Art). Founded in 2010, the series is now in its 11th year, and its mission remains the same: to promote cross-disciplinary conversation and theoretical research in the Humanities.

We have reached a historical turning point, and [...] we must assume full responsibility for the direction of our futures.

Humanities on the Edge Manifesto

2023-24 Season

All events 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. Free of charge and open to the public.

October 4

Dr. Taija Mars McDougall
President's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz
"The Once and Speculative Gaze: George Jackson with Heidegger and Deleuze"

February 21

Jesse S. Cohn
Associate Professor of English, Purdue U Northwest
"Anarchism as a Theory of Life"
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April 24

Julio Ramos
Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portugese, University of California-Berkeley
"Diverging Underground: Martin Sostre and Jose R. Soltero in 1968"
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Past Seasons

Poster for Humanities on the Edge 2022-2024 season