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Conviviality and conversation

Once a month, the Humanities Center invites faculty members to gather for lunch and discussion of an important issue for our community.

Each lunch is hosted by a faculty leader who will pre-circulate a short reading.  This could be an article from the popular press or an original "one-pager" summarizing a pressing question or issue of broad interest to humanities faculty. Possible topics could include emerging fields of study, curricular issues, teaching challenges, or broad questions about university policy. They might also focus on issues important for faculty at particular career stages (for example, the tenure dossier, how to balance research and teaching, promotion to full professor). Sessions on "Humanities Futures" are of particular interest.

The center will make readings available a week in advance on this page. Participants are encouraged to read in advance but also welcome to come enjoy lunch and catch up on the fly.

Faculty interested in hosting a session are welcome to contact the director of the center, Tim Melley.

Upcoming Forums

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 12pm to 1pm, Bachelor 337
“A Future for the Humanities at Miami” with Nathan French

Thursday, November 16 at 12pm to 1pm, Bachelor 337
"The Burden of Proof Is on the Language Police" with Carey Hardin

Thursday, February 1 at 12pm to 1pm, Bachelor 337
with Pepper Stetler