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Humanities Combating Isolation (2020): Audio Media and New Orientations in the Humanities

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Public Humanities, Building Publics

dateMay 13, 2020 timeWednesday, 4:00pm EDT locationVirtual Event
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
  • Image Credit/Caption: Image by Victor Moriyama, Sao Paolo, March 18th 2020 from “The Great Empty,” The New York Times, March 20th, 2020
Apartment building with people visible in many of the windows

This week’s Building Publics explores how audio media can expand the contours and questions that define humanistic work, particularly in the context of teaching. Fellows Milan Terlunen and Olivia Branscum, editors of How to Read podcast, will be in conversation with Michelle Williams and Sierra Eckert.

Milan Terlunen studies British, French and German literature at Columbia University. His research is on the history of the plot twist in nineteenth-century literature.

Olivia Branscum is a graduate student of philosophy at Columbia University, where she works on under-appreciated early modern and medieval thinkers. She is particularly interested in how they explain situations where the boundaries between people and objects get blurred.