The Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Anti-Racism and Action Faculty Working Group invite proposals for the 2022 Inclusion Imperative Humanities Symposium.
Proposal deadline: March 7, 2022, 11:59 p.m. (note: deadline has been extended)
Symposium: April 8, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (virtual)
The Inclusion Imperative Humanities Symposium provides opportunities for connection among area scholars, students, and others who share a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the pursuit of the humanities and allows us to share ideas and resources for engaged research, teaching, and programming to facilitate equity and social justice.
We seek proposals that will turn our attention to public humanities, which we define as research, pedagogy, and/or programming that has evolved through collaboration with individuals and organizations outside of the academy. Public humanities assert that diverse groups of people can come together to engage in a meaningful and productive dialogue on subjects of common concern. Public humanities work requires us to acknowledge significant barriers that continue to limit access to public spaces, humanities disciplines, and educational institutions. Public humanities inquiry and learning require us to think critically and concretely about how to ensure our practice is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and oriented toward social justice.
We invite proposals for Symposium sessions that open conversations about the value, necessity, and difficulty of public humanities inquiry, teaching, and programming in our tumultuous contemporary environment.
We are interested in proposals that advance new ideas about research and pedagogy, especially by exploring ways that new knowledge can be created outside the academy, in full partnership with a variety of people. We also welcome proposals, grounded in the humanities, that focus on social science or arts teaching and research.
Interested presenters should submit a proposal online through this form by Friday, February 25, 2022 (11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time).
Please visit the Symposium website for more information.
The Inclusion Imperative Humanities Symposium is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.