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"Dialogues” is a mini-series within the UTHC Visiting Scholars Project. A lecture and discussion series hosted by the UT Humanities Center, “Dialogues” presents renowned humanities scholars and artists who speak to our local, regional, and national concerns.  

While all of the “Dialogues” lectures are nested within the larger Visiting Scholars Series, taken together they are meant to speak to one another in productive ways, offering different perspectives on a topic, theme, or regional concern. The mini-series brings speakers to the UT campus and coordinates these speakers with UTHC-sponsored campus events, such as faculty panels and film screenings. 

Lectures are free and open to the public and are held on the UT Knoxville campus. Public parking is available by the stadium for our off-campus visitors.  

Check the UTHC Twitter and Facebook sites for updated information about our “Dialogues” mini-series. If you would like more information, feel free to call us anytime!

September 12, 2019
7 PM

Michael Witmore, Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
“Machine Reading in the Digital Age”
Room 180 Student Union


November 11, 2019
3:30 PM

Kate Elswit, Reader in Theatre and Performance, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
“Digital Methods for Movement on the Move"
Room 101 Strong Hall

Monday, March 1, 2021
3:30 PM
Marisa Parham, Visiting Professor of English / Director of the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative
University of Maryland
"Interactivities: difference, computation, textuality"
Monday, April 12, 2021
3:30 P.M.
Paul Jaskot, Professor of Art History and Director of the Wired Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture
Duke University
"Building Nazi Occupied Krakow: Digital and Analog Approaches to the Spaces of the Holocaust"
April 30, 2018
7 pm
J. D. Vance, “Hillybilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis”
Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building
“Hillybilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis”
September, 2018
4 PM
Elizabeth Catte, “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia”
Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library
“What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia”
March 26, 2019
3:30 PM
Steven Stoll, "The Ordeal of Appalachia"
Student Union, Room 169
The Ordeal of Appalachia
April 11, 2019
7 PM
Tracy K. Smith, “An Evening with Tracy K. Smith”
Poet Laureate of the United States
Room 101 Strong Hall
Tracy K. Smith

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