2020-21 Events

Invitational Lecture: Kate Manne

Friday, February 19, 4:15 p.m.
Virtual Event

Kate Manne
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University

He Said, She Listened: Mansplaining, Gaslighting, and Epistemic Entitlement

What are the underlying causes of misogyny? In many cases, it stems from a wrongheaded sense of moral entitlement to a woman’s sexual, emotional, reproductive, and material labor. In this session, writer and philosopher Kate Manne will introduce another form of entitlement that can be thought of as epistemic: a sense of entitlement to be the designated knower or informant, or the agent who issues authoritative explanations. Professor Manne will connect the notion of epistemic entitlement with a variety of problematic behaviors, including mansplaining, gaslighting, and misogynistic anger at the expert testimony of women.

View: 2020-21 Annual Invitational Lecture

Rural Humanities Webinar

Thursday, March 4, 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Black Land Matters: A Rural Humanities Webinar on Black Farming and Food Security

Natalie Baszile, filmmaker and author of the novel, Queen Sugar

Karen Washington, farmer and co-owner at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, NY, and activist and co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS)

Moderated by Anu Rangarajan, director of the Cornell Small Farms Program

View: Rural Humanities Webinar

Public and Engaged Humanities Panel

Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Creativity and Resilience: Humanities Fieldwork during a Pandemic

2020-21 Public Humanities Fellows:

  • John William Kennedy
    Ph.D. candidate in Romance Studies.
    Hispanicism and Documentary Fieldwork: Creating Public Engagement

  • Sara Stamatiades
    Ph.D. candidate in Literatures in English
    Why Here, Why Now? Adapting My Public Humanities Project

2020 Community Partnership Grantee:

  • Shaloni Pinto ‘20
    B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations with minors in Law & Society and English
    How Do We Start a Poem: A Poetry Community's Story

Moderated by Gerard Aching, co-principal investigator of Rural Humanities and professor of Africana and Romance studies

Digitial Humanities Lecture: Marisa Parham

Wednesday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Marisa Parham
Director for the African American Digital Humanities initiative, Associate Director for the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and Visiting Professor of English, University of Maryland.

Interactivities I: difference and digital textuality

Dr. Parham discusses what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the chain of interactions that link theory to practice in her digital texts, which can be found here