Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Humanities in the World

Directed by Leela Gandhi, John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English

Humanities in the World explores two avenues of inquiry: the global dimension of humanities scholarship, and the role of the humanities in society. Connected histories emphasize the flow of ideas across regions and localities, and showcase varied contexts for humanistic enterprise. Scholarship in the new humanities is grounded in questions of social justice and ethical accountability. Humanities in the World promotes cross-campus collaboration in such areas, and support important new work that expands the scope of the traditional humanities. Events include lectures, workshops, colloquia, and conferences.

The “Race in a Global Frame” lecture series showcases transnational perspectives on racialization, racial injustice, racial emancipation, antiracist intervention, and critical race thinking. They feature new work by emerging and established scholars, writers, artists, and cultural commentators across disciplines and locations.

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The lecture series Art History from the South, presented with the Centre for Contemporary South Asia, amplified the collaborative humanities seminar and international symposium developped by Brown University faculty Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar and guest faculty Tapati Guha-Thakurta.
The initiative presented webinars with Deborah Thomas and Denise Ferreira da Silva as part of its new lecture series. "Race in a Global Frame" showcases transnational perspectives on racialization, racial injustice, racial emancipation, antiracist intervention, and critical race thinking.