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Humanitini: Who Needs the Humanities Anyway?

January 24, 2014

HumanitiniWhen: This program was postponed due to the recent snowstorm. A new date will be posted soon.

Where: The Coupe, 3415 11th Street, NW Washington, DC 20010

Register for this FREE event: http://humanitinifeb2014.eventbrite.com

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), Nafisa Isa, Project Manager for Marketing and Events at Busboys and Poets and Founder of Kahani a cultural salon series in Washington, DC, and Humanities Council grantee, Lacey Dunham, Program Director, 826DC.

 

Join us to engage in this important conversation that is getting major attention from the halls of the Academy to the chambers of Capitol Hill. You may find out that you are already benefiting from the Humanities!