Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Democracy: A Humanities Perspective

Showcasing the forms of layered understanding that humanities scholars bring to the study of democracy.

With special emphasis on current challenges in the U.S. and abroad, the series features short talks followed by two responses and a larger conversation among the participants and the audience. Convened by Amanda Anderson, Director of the Cogut Institute and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

In a pair of events, AIDS historian Sarah Schulman drew parallels between the ACT-UP movement during the AIDS crisis and present-day activisims, and data scholar Wendy Chun articulated the power of big data to amplify division and outrage.
The series launched with webinars conversations that featured talks by Bonnie Honig and Thomas Lewis and interrogated how work, habit, or religion inform democratic ideas and experiences.