HumanitiniHumanitini: Who Needs the Humanities Anyway? has been rescheduled for February 27, 2014. If you already registered for the previous date, then the only thing you need to do is show up with a thirst for stimulating conversation! If you have not yet registered, visit to let us know you’re coming!

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Where: The Coupe (3415 11th Street NW, Washington, DC)

What: This happy hour panel discussion will demystify the recent rhetoric on the plight of the humanities. As a result, we hope the program will shift the tone of the conversation from “decline” and “crisis” to one of celebration. In doing so, we will highlight the impact and accomplishments of the Humanities inside and outside the academy.

The program will feature a short-film screening of “The Scholar and The Sailor” and discussion with the two subjects of the film, DC native and resident, Greg White, and Jeff Bolster, a professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

A second panel will engage in a lively discussion that expresses varied perspectives on the Humanities disciplines’ local and national impact. The panel will feature Esther Mackintosh, a national advocate for the advancement of the public humanities and President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Senior Director for Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and Humanities Council grantee, Lacey Dunham, Program Director, 826DC.