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November 6, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Rediscovering the Humanities: Humanities Advocacy in the Digital Age

Event Information

The Fall Experimental Humanities Mellon Lecture
Dr. Alan Liu, Professor, Department of English, UC Santa Barbara


How can liberal arts colleges, teachers, and students make the case for the value of the humanities to the public today? Starting with the example of the 4Humanities.org advocacy initiative that he co-founded, Alan Liu will discuss strategies of communicating the values of the humanities in today’s society. A special emphasis of the talk is the promise of new digital technologies for public engagement in the humanities.

Made possible in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.