The Institute for the Humanities is excited to announce four Cutting Edge Issues in the Humanities workshops for spring and fall 2016. 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.
April 29, 2016
“Beyond ‘Free’ and ‘Unfree’ Labor”
Organized by Jeffrey Sklansky and Leon Fink, UIC Department of History
September 16-17, 2016
“The Relational Nature of Thought”
Organized by Aidan Gray and Mahrad Almotahari, UIC Department of Philosophy
October 14, 2016
“After Empire and Nation: Rethinking anti-colonial pasts and the future of democracy”
Organized by Rama Sundari Mantena, UIC Department of History
November 4, 2016
“Intersectionality and Embodiment in Game Studies”
Organized by Adrienne Massanari, UIC Department of Communication
November 12, 2016
"Kant and Leibniz on Substance"
Organized by Sally Sedgwick, Daniel Sutherland, and John Whipple, Philosophy