Over 800 alumni and friends flocked to campus on October 20th for the 34th annual Humanities Day. Guests chose from 40-plus lectures, exhibits, and tours offered this year, with scholars representing virtually every department in the Division. Other highlights included tours of the newest physical improvements to the campus - the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.
Richard Strier, the Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor of English, delivered the keynote address, “Shakespeare’s Prejudices: Shrews and Jews.” Strier questioned the effect that close reading can have on two of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” His talk and others are available online.
Recordings of several of the lectures offered at this year’s event are available on the Humanities Day 2012 website and are linked below.
Humanities Day 2013 will take place October 19, 2013. For more information, contact Carl Nash at email@example.com.
Past Humanities Day Schedules