Liberal Arts and the Humanities
Case Studies from Liberal Arts Colleges and Small Universities

Saturday, September 29

*Please note that all events take place in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, unless otherwise noted.

8:00 am: Registration, Diamond Atrium, Diamond Building

9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction
Margaret McFadden, Provost, Colby College

9:05 a.m: A Conversation with Dianne Harris, Senior Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Host: Kerill O’Neill, Director, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby College

10:00 a.m: Coffee Break, Diamond Atrium

10:30 am: Faculty Research Seminars at Liberal Arts Colleges: Fostering Sustained and Sustainable  Intellectual Creativity & Scholarly Engagement on our Campuses 
Chair: Meredith Neuman, Director, Higgins School of Humanities, Clark University

Presenters: Carleton College team
Serena Zabin, Professor of History,
Lori Pearson, Professor of Religion, Director, Humanities Center

1:45 pm: Campus and Community Models for Humanities Theme
Chair: Martha M. Umphrey, Director, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College

Presenters: Colby College team
Anna Braverman ‘19, History and Classical Civilization double major
Jim Fleming, Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society
Shalini Le Gall, Curator, Colby Museum of Art
Gianluca Rizzo, Paganucci Assistant Professor of Italian

3:30 pm: Coffee Break, Diamond Atrium

4:00 pm: Assessment Workshop

Leaders: Alexandra Keller, Director, Kahn Institute, Smith College
Minh Ly, Associate Director for Assessment at Smith College
Dean Franco, Director, Humanities Institute, Wake Forest University

Sunday, September 30, 2018

8:30 am: Public Humanities in Context
Chair: Nels Pearson, Director, Humanities Institute, Fairfield University

Presenters: Grinnell College team
Caleb Elfenbein, Director, Center for the Humanities
Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education
Albert Lacson, Associate Professor of History
Dan Covino, Director, Education Professions Community

10:15 am: Coffee Break, Diamond Atrium

10:30 am: Mind the Gap! From Envisioning to Implementing Engaged Humanities
Chair: Graziella Parati, Director, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College

Presenters: Wake Forest University team
Penny Sinanoglou, Assistant Professor of History
Lisa Blee, Associate Professor of History
Amanda Rosensky ‘18, History and Politics & International Affairs double major
Reilly Grace Marshall ’21, History and Communications double major

12:30 pm: Lunch and Closing Panel
What Are the Biggest Lessons of this Conference?
Chair: Kevin Dettmar, Director, The Humanities Studio, Pomona College

Ken Koltun-Fromm, Director, Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College
James Miller, Co-Director, Humanities Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
Marion Wells, Humanities Planning Committee, Middlebury College


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