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"Humanities Matters" Discussion Series

Since 2017, the UT Humanities Center has hosted discussion of a book, art work, or event important to defining the role of the humanities within society and within the global university. The "Humanities Matters" series participates in the new turn to "critical university studies" but also considers new perspectives on the value of the humanities to democracy and a life well-lived.

Open to UT graduate students, faculty, and staff, "Humanities Matters" discussions may be dovetailed with speakers from the UTHC's Visiting Scholars series when authors of books that we read are invited to campus. The discussions are open to all UT faculty, graduate students, and staff, and the some discussions may be open to the public as well.

Date/Time/Place Book Discussion Leader Book Cover
March 4, 2020
Dunford Hall seminar room
J. Z. Muller
The Tyranny of Metrics (Princeton University Press, 2018)
Amy Elias
November 18, 2019
11:30-1:00 pm
Dunford Hall seminar room
William Egginton
The Splintering of the American Mind (Bloomsbury, 2018)
Harrison Meadows
October 8, 2018
12 noon
E102 Melrose Hall

Eli Pariser
The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web is Changing What We Read and How We Think

Amy Elias, Director, UTHC The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web is Changing What We Read and How We Think
Date Book Discussion Leader Book Cover
March 21, 2018 Christopher Newfield
The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them
Lisi Schoenbach, English
January 16, 2018 Cathy Davidson
The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
Amy Elias, English
September 29, 2017 Michael S. Roth
Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters
Amy Elias, English

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