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HINDSIGHT / 2020: Humanistic Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences presents a series of online lectures and conversations that highlight the ways in which humanistic disciplines can help us interpret and contextualize the critical developments in racialized violence, public health, and social responsibility that have defined, and often intersected in, an unprecedented 2020. The year-long series will additionally focus on how the humanities can collaborate with other disciplines to help us better understand these pressing issues. These online events, free and open to the public through the “Quick Sessions” Platform of the Regina A. Quick Center for Performing Arts, will feature prominent national and international figures in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Fairfield University faculty.

About Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Dr. Fitzpatrick is author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (2019), Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (2011), and The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (2006). She is director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network of 19,000+ humanities scholars and practitioners, and co-founder of MediaCommons, which experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing. In Generous Thinking, she argues that universities can help overcome anti-intellectualism and distrust of academic specialization by teaching the humanities in open ways that encourage community building, connection, and the co-creation of new ideas. She will talk with Dr. Nels Pearson, Director of the Humanities Institute, about the ways in which these approaches are all the more crucial in challenging times such as we have seen in 2020.

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