As part of the Year of the Humanities series, free, public lectures, panels, performances, and a film screening will explore the latest in what is new and exciting in humanities thought, teaching, and research.
International events include:
– “Language as Homeland,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. Linguists estimate that by the end of the next century, fully half of the some 6,000 languages spoken on the planet will be extinct. The day of discussion will center on how communities use native language to create, maintain or regain community in the face of assimilation.
– “Symposium on Globalization and the Humanities: Then and Now, Here and There,” Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27, Pyle Center. This 50th anniversary conference of the Institute for Research in the Humanities features three keynote speakers: Natalie Zemon Davis, Anna Tsing and R. Radhakrishnan, as well as panels of institute fellows and UW-Madison faculty and graduate students.
View the complete list of upcoming events for this series.