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Conference: Future of Humanities
2nd November 2018: 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT
With a keynote address by Dr. Terry Eagleton, Lancaster University
Garden Quad Auditorium, St. John’s College, Oxford.
This is the first conference of the Future of the Humanities Project currently being developed by Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Las Casas Institute at Blackfriars, Oxford.
Under the leadership of Prof. Michael Scott, the project will explore the place of the humanities in developing a proper understanding of human life, dignity, and culture. Project seminars, lectures, and conferences draw on the Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with other religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions.
1.30pm Welcome and Introduction, Professor Michael Scott
1.35pm Dr. Kathryn Temple, Georgetown University
“Reinventing the Humanities: Enchantment, Estrangement, Adjacent Possibilities”
3.15pm Professor Emma Smith, Hertford College, Oxford:
“Vocation versus Profession in English Studies”
5.00pm Professor Terry Eagleton, Lancaster University,
“The Crisis in the Humanities”
Venue: St. John’s College, Oxford - St. Giles Oxford, OX1 3JP United Kingdom
Las Casas Institute