Events

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.

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Upcoming Events

IHUM Open House
Tue, Dec 6, 2022, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us for an informal opportunity to learn about IHUM and speak to current fellows and faculty affiliated with the Program.

Registration is required to attend this event.  
Please RSVP to Barbara Leavey,blleavey@princeton.edu  
Light refreshments will be served.

Location
Chancellor Green Rotunda
Colleen Lye
Value and Solidarity
Wed, Dec 7, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Marx’s theory of the value form provides an alternative to common sense—i.e. ideological—understandings of the relationship between culture and economy. Might it also be useful to unblocking the perceptual and political impasses characterizing our academic wars of position against the universal?

Colleen Lye teaches in…

Location
Wallace Hall, room 300
The Universal & the Particular
Phil Chan
The Opposite of Cancel Culture: Shifting Opera and Ballet for a Multiracial Future
Wed, Feb 1, 2023, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

As performing art forms of Europe like opera and ballet shift to serving diverse communities, how do they continue to uphold tradition and artistic legacy without resorting to canceling works with outdated racial depictions that don't ring true with audiences today? Join author, choreographer, and advocate Phil Chan for a practical discussion…

Location
TBD
The Universal & the Particular
Navjit Kaur & Becca Liu
IHUM Graduate Workshop
Fri, Mar 10, 2023, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
Location
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 209
Luke F. Johnson & Fedor Karmanov
IHUM Graduate Workshop
Fri, Mar 31, 2023, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
Location
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 209
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Political Imaginaries Unmoored: Beyond the Universal and Particular
Thu, Apr 6, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

This talk uses a series of images to evoke a form of diagrammatic reasoning which lies beyond the stranglehold of western dialectics of the universal and particular, the general and the individual, the abstract and the concrete, structure and event. 

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology…

Location
TBD
The Universal & the Particular
The Universal and the Particular

2022–2023 Lunchtime Talk Series

What does it mean to think the universal from the particular (in this moment, from our varying locations)?