The Humanities Lab is a new research initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University. Founded in 2014, the Humanities Lab aims to showcase the humanities at American University by supporting interdisciplinary and collaborative projects and scholarly activities among faculty, students, and the broader community.

Social Impact Talks

Revolutions

Each year the Humanities Lab undertakes an investigation of a specific question or topic. For the 2017-2018 academic year we are focusing on revolutionary events, ideas, and developments, seen through interdisciplinary and cultural perspectives.
Talks, lectures and workshops will focus on perception, technology, history, and politics.
Join us for one event or for the whole series! All events are free and open to the public.

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Social Impact Talks

Social Impact Talks

This exciting weekly series is dedicated to social justice and action that impacts society beyond the academy. Organized by the Dpt of Anthropology, the Social Impact Talks series provides an informal setting where speakers share new work and works-in-progress. Speakers include anthropologists, scholars in other disciplines, and people working outside academia to build social justice and progressive change. Audience members are encouraged to be active participants and to engage the speakers in an exciting intellectual exchange.

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Claudia Rankine visits AU

Claudia Rankine visits AU

Claudia Rankine will be at American University in November to discuss Citizen: An American Lyric, a cutting meditation on race and the crisis of citizenship in contemporary America. The book is the focus of the one-day Literature Colloquium, a day of discussion and exploration of her work on November 11, 2015. Claudia Rankine will read from her work on November 12, 2015 at the Katzen Center for the Arts. Don't miss it!

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