The humanities in a changing world

The humanities in a changing world

A prominent group of scholars from the humanities will gather at the University of Aberdeen next week for an international debate.

The roundtable discussion, entitled Forms of Thought for a Change in Times, is being held on Wednesday, May 18, from 2pm – 5pm, in the King’s College Centre. The event will be followed by a reception.

The debate will see a group of scholars from all over the US and the UK consider new collective undertakings in the context of the creation of the Centre for Modern Thought.

The delegates will discuss how contemporary philosophy and theory can most effectively address ethical and socio-political issues in the modern world.

They will consider how attitudes to this question have evolved over the past 40 years and address changing conceptions of the roles of literature and art in social transformation.

Participants in the discussion include Professor Christopher Fynsk, Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen; Harry Harootunian, Professor of History and East Asian Studies, New York University; Alberto Moreiras, Professor of Spanish and Literature, Duke University, USA; Nicholas Royle, Professor of English, Sussex University; Naoki Sakai, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University, USA, and Professor Michael Syrotinski, Professor of French, University of Aberdeen.

Further information on the Forms of Thought for a Change in Times roundtable discussion next Wednesday is available by contacting Professor Christopher Fynsk on (01224) 273221 or email: enl290@abdn.ac.uk, or Professor Michael Syrotinski on (01224) 272152 or email: fre034@abdn.ac.uk.

Search News

Browse by Month

2024

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2024
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2024
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2024
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2024
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2024
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2024
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2024
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2024
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2024
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2024

2004

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2004
  12. Dec

2003

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2003

1999

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 1999
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 1999
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

1998

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 1998
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 1998
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 1998
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 1998
  12. Dec