Humanities Symposium Archive

Please visit the following pages for information about past Humanities Symposia


  • 2022 Spring Humanities Symposium: Reimagining Reconciliation
    Lectures and panels discussing the subjects of Reconcilliation in today's age. 
  • 2021 Spring Humanities Symposium: A Conversation on Freedom
    Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Jones Royster, Professor Emerita at Georgia Institute of Technology and at The Ohio State University
  • 2020 Spring Humanities Symposium: Vulnerability and Security
    Keynote speaker: Anthony Ray Hinton, author of "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," criminal justice system reform aadvocate, community educator
  • 2019 Spring Humanities Symposium: For the Common Goode
    Keynote Speaker: Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund
  • 2018 Spring Humanities Symposium: Home
    Keynote Speaker: Edwidge Danticat, activist and award-winning author.
  • 2017 Spring Humanities Symposium: Slavery and Justice: from Antiquity to the Present
    Keynote speaker: Kelly Brown Douglas, author of "Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God;" Professor of Religion at Goucher College
  • 2016 Spring Humanities Symposium: Image Present
    Keynote speaker: Mark Samels, executive producer of “American Experience,” PBS’s flagship history series
  • 2015 Spring Humanities Symposium:  Race in America
    Keynote speaker:  Michele Norris, award-wining journalist; host and special correspondent for NPR
  • 2014 Spring Humanities Symposium: Resilience, Sustainability and the Humanities: Re-Imagining the Future
    Keynote Speaker: Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist
  • 2013 Spring Humanities Symposium: Wealth: The Promises and Perils of Abundance
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Galt Harpham, president and director of the National Humanities Center
  • 2012 Spring Humanities Symposium:  The Transforming Book
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University, Fellow of the British Academy and President of the American Historical Association
  • 2011 Spring Humanities Symposium: Friendship
    Keynote Speaker: The Honorable James Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2010 Spring Humanities Symposium: Memory
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Henry Louis gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research at Harvard University
  • 2009 Spring Humanities Symposium: Faith and the Public Square
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alan Wolfe. Director, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
  • 2008 Spring Humanities Symposium:Eyes Wide Open: Engaging Technology with our Humanity
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Edward Tenner, noted scholar and writer on technology and culture
  • 2007 Spring Humanities Symposium: Globalization
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kent Hill, Senior Administrator of the Bureau of Global Health, US AID
  • 2006 Spring Humanities Symposium: The Power of Human Imagination
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wendy Wright, author and writer on spiritual formation
  • 2005 Spring Humanities Symposium: E Pluribus unum or The Two Americas?
    Keynote Speaker: David McCullough, celebrated American historian
  • 2004 Spring Humanities Symposium: Culture, Community, and Belonging
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Kilbourne, noted media critic