In times of economic crisis like the present, it is easy to attack the Humanities as irrelevant. Today, students are under pressure to take courses that lead directly to instant jobs. And yet Humanities classes are still packed. Why? What does that tell us about what students, and indeed society, need?
Join us for a discussion among faculty and students who care passionately about and believe in the value of Humanities. McGill’s long tradition of fostering the Humanities, with great thinkers and artists such as Charles Taylor and Leonard Cohen, and Montreal’s commitment to creativity, culture, and innovative thinking, make this the right place to speak out and advocate for the Humanities.
- 23 January, 3:00 – 5:00: Nathalie Cooke (English), Suzanne Morton (History and Classical Studies); Lucy Ava Liu (Political Science); Vivian Feldblyum (Philosophy): Arts 160
- 4 February, 1:00-3:00: Hans Beck (History and Classical Studies); Marguerite Deslauriers (Philosophy); Rafico Ruiz (Architecture/ Art History and Communication Studies); Kevin Droz (English): Arts 160
- 18 March, 1:00-3:00: Annmarie Adams (Architecture); Darin Barney (Art History and Communication Studies); Alexander McAuley (History and Classical Studies): Arts 160
- 1 April, 3:00-5:00: Roundtable: Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall, 3506 University Ave.
Please also see information about an essay competition for McGill students on “Humanities Matter!”