Sixteen scholars have spent this year reflecting on and reimagining the theme of “Repair” as part of their fellowship at the Society for the Humanities. The year of Repair concludes with the Society’s annual Fellows’ research conference on April 27 and 28.
The two-day conference will include two invited keynote lectures as well as multiple panels featuring Society Fellows who will present work from multiple humanities perspectives. Talk titles include “Upcycle” and “The Life and Death of a Tropical Polar Bear”; disciplines represented include anthropology, history, political theory, and comparative literature.
Free and open to the public, the conference will be held at the A.D. White House. Registration is not necessary and refreshments will be provided.
“There is perhaps no better term to describe not the world as it is but what it needs than ‘repair.’ From individual wellness to social isolation, from exploitive practices to extractive economies, from past crimes to future harms, we are faced with countless sites calling for repair,” said Paul Fleming, Taylor Director for the Society for the Humanities and L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities in the Department of German Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.