This talk is located in a shattered, formally inconsistent, yet intelligible zone defined by "being in life without wanting the world." Reading...
The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM) is a home for new experiments in an ancient enterprise. In collaboration with the departments, IHUM offers a joint Ph.D.; sponsors courses, often team-taught, that are open to all graduate students at the University; and hosts an annual conference, regular workshops, and interdisciplinary reading groups.
Our courses explore the widening possibilities for humanistic study in a young millennium, reaching out to the arts and sciences and testing the conventions of intellectual exchange.
IHUM events experiment in the ways the disciplines can talk together. We invite thinkers from across the intellectual landscape to imagine occasions that reinvent the traditional humanistic questions, while tweaking, transforming, occasionally forsaking the academic conventions of lecture and seminar.
Our wager is that innovative interdisciplinary work emerges from challenges of representation as well as conception, output as well as input. This site offers information on our programs and an accumulating archive of our experiments in the hope that they may provide ideas and impetus for further explorations.