"The Classroom, The Book & The Screen " Symposium

The humanities of today and the university of the future
Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Harrison Small Auditorium, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A symposium devoted to current measures to protect and promote the studies of the humanities, featuring presentations by the executive directors of the College Art Association, the American Historical Association, and the Modern Language Association, the three largest humanities associations of the American Council of Learned Societies, representing nearly 60,000 members in the university and beyond.

The Art Image: On Campus, Online, in the Courts and at the Market
Linda Downs (Executive Director, College Art Association)


Practical Magic: Promoting the Humanities on Campus Today
Rosemary Feal (Executive Director, Modern Language Association)


Historical Sensibility and Civic Culture
James Grossman (Executive Director, American Historical Association)


Morning session, 9:30 am - 12 noon  ***  Afternoon session and Roundtable, 2 pm - 4:30 pm 

A reception follows

Sponsored by: Page-Barbour Lectures, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, the McIntire Department of Art, the Corcoran Department of History, and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.  Additional support has been provided by the Department of English and the Department of French Language and Literature.

For further information please contact the Art Department, 434.924.6123