The forum kicks off a series of events meant to advocate and showcase the arts and humanities in upstate New York and particularly in the New York Six. Keynote speaker is Alan Liu, professor of English at the University of California and director of 4humanities. Prof. Liu will give a presentation on Values, Strategies, and Technologies for Humanities Advocacy in the Digital Age. He will also lead a workshop discussion on “The Heart of the Matter” report, which was produced by the American Academy of Arts & Science’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The goal of the discussion will be to outline the report’s structure, raise awareness of specific issues and proposals and discuss possible contributions.
The forum, which is open to the public, will be held in the historic Nott Memorial at Union College. The agenda is as follows:
Noon -12:50 p.m. Meet and greet over light lunch
1 – 1:15 p.m. Introductions
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Professor Alan Liu: “Values, Strategies, and Technologies for Humanities Advocacy in the Digital Age.”
2:15-2:30 p.m. Short break with coffee and pastries
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Workshop discussion on “The Heart of the Matter.” Moderated by Alan Liu.
For those of you who cannot attend in person, this event will be streamed to the NY6 schools. If you are interested in watching the event streamed, please contact your ITS representative.
For more information and to RSVP by February 5th, contact Christine Henseler, Union College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518-388-8021. Questions can also be directed to Janet Simons, Hamilton College, at email@example.com or 315-859-4424
We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event,
Christine Henseler & Janet Simons
The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, which includes Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College, facilitates collaboration among its member institutions in fulfilling their educational missions and serving the public good. Through the sharing of expertise and resources, the consortium enhances options for students, faculty and staff while reducing colleges’ individual and collective operating and capital costs.