Next month, the National Humanities Center will launch a new initiative on “Human Rights and the Humanities” with the first in a series of three annual scholarly conferences highlighting the contributions made by humanistic scholarship to the understanding of human rights.
The conference will open with a keynote address by Elaine Scarry from Harvard University on Thursday evening, March 15, and will continue all day on Friday, March 16, with panel discussions and an address by Joseph Slaughter from Columbia University. We will conclude the festivities with a reception and dinner Friday evening for all attendees.
Other speakers include Elizabeth Anker, Cornell University; Ian Baucom, Duke University; Anat Biletzki, Tel Aviv University and Quinnipiac University, Wim Blockmans, Leiden University; Eduardo Cavada, Princeton University; James Dawes, Macalester College; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University; Eva Kalny, Leibniz University; Samuel Moyn, Columbia University; and Domna Stanton, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
More details about the conference, including times and panel topics are available on the Center's web site, nationalhumanitiescenter.org.
The conference will be open to the public with a registration fee of $35 ($15 for students). To reserve space, please contact Martha Johnson 919-549-0661 ext. 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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