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What Are We Doing When We Do The Humanities?


April 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Museum of Art & History

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What does it mean to do the humanities?

  • Why do the humanities matter?
  • What’s public about the humanities?

The afternoon will consist of panel discussions and poster presentations. Panel topics include the power of language, religion and modernity, empire and nation. Poster presentations cover research on the ethnography of disasters, feminist art, slavery and cannibalism, the criminalization of religious practice, party-crashing in medieval literature, the inevitable fate of the novel, and many others.

All of the MAH exhibits will be free and open to the public that afternoon, including the highly anticipated “All You Need Is Love” exhibit. Visitors will be able to enter a free raffle for items donated by local businesses – Logos Books and Records, L’Atelier Salon, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, and many others.

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Sponsored by the UC Humanities Network, UCSC Institute for Humanities Research, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and local Santa Cruz businesses.


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