Select Humanities Institute Lectures Now Available Online!
Get caught up on some of the events you may have missed this semester or share one that you really loved with your students. Select lectures will now be available on YouTube
Dr. Scott Poole: From Vampira to Slenderman: The Return of the Gothic
Dr. Inmaculada de Melo-Martin: The Ethics of Sex Selection
Dr. Henry Jenkins: Could This Be What Democracy Looks Like? Participatory Politics, Transmedia Mobilization, and the Civic Imagination.
Dr. Robert Westman: Copernicus and the Astrologers.
The Revolution That Wasn't: Science Literacy in America with Chris Impey
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:00pm
As the world faces crises like global warming and environmental degradation, scientists, educators, and policy-makers agree on the urgent need for citizens to be scientifically literate. But what do we mean by scientific literacy? How do we know it when we see it?
Join Dr. Chris Impey as he tackles these questions. Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, and nationally-known science literacy expert, Impey has over 170 academic publications on observational cosmology, galaxies, and quasars, and is the author or many popular science books, such as The Living Cosmos, Dreams of Other Worlds, and his most recent: Humble Before the Void (2014).
Download the invitation now.
Announcing our Fall 2014 Lineup!
This semester has something for everyone. We're hosting events on everything from Copernicus to American gothic horror; from the ethics of sex selection to urban gentrification. You can also read about our Fall 2014 Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Henry Jenkins who will be at USF starting September 22. See which USF faculty members won HI Summer Grants to support their research and who our Fall Homegrown Humanities scholars will be.
Download the Humanities Institute's Fall 2014 Newsletter for all the details.