Category Archives: collaborative projects

Washington Consortium Conference

Please join us for this celebration of literary and interdisciplinary work by DC area graduate students.  Organized by graduate students at American University, this inaugural conference brings together MA and PhD students from American University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, and University of Maryland.


Washington Consortium Conference
Saturday September 30, 2017
9 am -5 pm, Humanities Lab, Battelle-Tompkins 228

All faculty, students, and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP in the link here.

      

 

Download the flyer here

 

 

The Humanities Truck

How do we transform the landscape around us through stories, images, memories, and experiences? In this discussion, Professor Dan Kerr introduces an innovative project for truly mobilizing the humanities!


The Humanities Truck 

Dan Kerr, Nina Shapiro-Perl, Juliana Martinez
Wednesday April 8, 2014, 1 p.m.
Battelle-Tompkins 228

 

 

How do we mobilize the humanities, and connect with the community in ways that are innovative, uncharted, and truly on the move? Functioning as a mobile workshop, recording studio, and exhibit space, the Humanities Truck will document experiences, start conversations, and share the stories of diverse, underserved communities in the Washington, DC, region. For this lunchtime roundtable discussion, the interdisciplinary team of faculty behind this exciting project will present their first projects and aims. As an experimental mobile platform for collecting, preserving, and expanding dialogue around the humanities, the Humanities Truck will work with specific micro-communities throughout the region, in order to recognize and enhance the existing cultural creativity in communities that are typically devalued, and foster imaginative new ways of addressing community challenges in the midst of rapid urban change.

 

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Beowulf Event Photographs

The Humanities Lab sponsored a community reading of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf in October 2014.

Here are some pictures from this great event!

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Working Group Applications are here!

The Humanities Lab working groups provide faculty, students and  members of the American University community with an opportunity to meet each other and share work on common topics. You can apply to coordinate or start a new working group at any time. You can find the application of this website as a Word document or a PDF, or you can fill in the online form at the AU website.

Download the application:

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Apply online:

http://www.american.edu/cas/humanities-lab/app-group.cfm