Penn Humanities Forum:
Call for Topics
Each year, the seminars and public lectures of the Penn Humanities Forum focus on a theme of wide-ranging humanistic interest. Past topics have been: Human Nature, Style, Time,The Book,Belief, and Sleep & Dreams. This year, the Forum topic is Word & Image (topic directors: Liliane Weissberg and Catriona MacLeod). The 2006-07 theme is Travel (Karen Detlefson), and in 2007-08, Origins (Gary Tomlinson).
We now invite faculty across the University to submit topics for 2008-09, the Forum’s tenth anniversary year. Ideas should be broadly interdisciplinary in nature, and proposers should be prepared to serve as topic director if the PHF Faculty Board selects their topic. Topic directors help to plan the program the year before it runs and participate in most aspects of it the following year, receiving a stipend and the opportunity to explore their interest with distinguished visitors and Penn faculty and students.
Please submit your suggestions with a short rationale by March 31, 2006 to Wendy Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, consult the Forum’s web site http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/about.shtml or call Jennifer Conway, associate director (215-898-8220).
–Wendy Steiner, Director Penn Humanities Forum
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 19, January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006
Volume 52 Number 19