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), Ángel Maldonado, (Assistant Professor of Communication 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

2019-2020 Season

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

Thursday, September 5 - Annie McClanahan

Associate Professor of English, UC Irvine

“Tipwork, Gigwork, Automation”
5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium

Thursday, October 31 - Claire Colebrook

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Philosophy, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University

“What would you do (and who would you kill) in order to save the world?: Post-Apocalyptic Cinema and Extinction.”
5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium

Thursday, March 5 - Sayak Valencia

Professor and Researcher in the Department of Cultural Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium

Thursday, April 9 - Lauren Berlant

George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

5:30-7:00pm, Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium

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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