Humanities Dialogues

Attention all Undergrads interested in languages, world cultures, and/or the Humanities:

You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts.

At each meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss one word/concept drawing upon your life experience, background, studies, and knowledge of cultural phenomena that interest you, including literature, current events, and pop culture. You can attend one, several, or all meetings. Student drop-ins are welcome and encouraged!

These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants – who have attended at least two discussions – are eligible to present a 10-minute research paper. Discussions and presentations will be in English and may include citations in the studied language.

Attend Humanities Dialogues to:

  • Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere with thought-provoking conversations about key topics that have influenced our world for centuries and continue to be relevant today
  • Fine tune your critical thinking, research, and presentation skills
  • Meet fellow students who share your interest in languages, world cultures, and the Humanities
  • Compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation!

Regular meetings will be held in:

Royce Hall 342 (Italian Seminar Room)

time indicated below

FALL 2018
from 2:00pm-3:15pm

October 19 | EDUCATION
November 2 | WORK
November 16 | FREEDOM
November 30 | EQUALITY

from 1:00pm-2:15pm

January 11 | HUMANITY
January 25 | WAR & PEACE

from 1:00pm-2:15pm

April 19 | IDENTITY (Culture & Religion)
May 17 | Prep/Practice for the Symposium
May 31 | Humanities Dialogues Symposium
(Symposium held in Royce Hall 236; 1:00pm-4:00pm)


Humanities Dialogues RSVP 2018-2019