Dear UIC Humanities Colleagues,
Are there new issues in your field that you would like to explore in depth? Are there scholars whose work you would like to discuss or debate? Are there colleagues in your field with whom you would welcome the opportunity for an in-depth conversation? Are there a number of scholars working on common or related issues whose work could be enhanced by the opportunity to talk with one another?
The Institute for the Humanities is excited to announce a new initiative this year entitled “Cutting Edge Issues in the Humanities.”
As part of this initiative the Institute will sponsor a series of small workshops of 12 to 20 invited participants focused on current conversations and debates in the humanities. We envision these as focused discussions of cutting edge issues, theoretical problems, new research initiatives, or new methodologies. Each workshop will combine UIC faculty and advanced graduate students with invited scholars.
The workshop format is open depending on the number of participants and the nature of the issue being discussed. Workshops can have panels and commentators or a series of single presentations with comments. We would prefer proposals that ask organizers and participants to circulate papers, readings, and/or comments in advance. The idea is to sustain a vigorous conversation among all participants.