UIC Institute for the Humanities


30th Anniversary Programs
A Series on "Crisis: Through the Lens of the Humanities"


We have heard considerable discussion lately about “the crisis in the Humanities.” But the UIC Institute for the Humanities will focus its 30th anniversary programming instead on how crisis appear through the lens of the humanities and ways that humanities help us understand the origins, nature, and scope of crisis. Our programming will explore the ideas, languages, and values that have defined and shaped institutional as well as individual responses to crises across time and place.

"Crisis: Credit and Trust"  Add To Calendar

Scott Nelson, Legum Professor of History, College of William and Mary
  • Date(s): Thursday, 2/7 3:00 PM to Thursday, 2/7 5:00 PM
  • Campus Address: Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Phone: 312-996-6354
“Credit and Trust”
How have crises in the financial system of credit and payment shaped and reflected crises
in the social fabric of trust and faith?

Scott Nelson, Legum Professor of History, College of William and Mary
Author of A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters (Knopf, 2012)

NEW!  Book signing at the UIC Bookstore 2:30-3:30

Lecture:  "Who Do You Trust?  Lessons from the Last Seven Financial Crises"
4 PM, February 7, 2013
Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan

Dinner Conversation
to follow the lecture in the Institute for the Humanities with Jeffrey Sklansky (UIC History), Deirdre McCloskey (UIC Distinguished Professor), and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola History).  This Dinner Conversation is open to the public but space is limited. 

Scott Nelson

Legum Professor of History,
College of William & Mary

Visit Us:
Institute for the Humanities (MC206)
701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall
Chicago, IL 60607-7040

Phone (312) 996-6352   Fax (312) 996-2938
Email huminst@uic.edu

map pinpoint
Download Map of our Location (PDF)
mail iconJoin our mailing list to be notified
about upcoming events: