January 15, 2014

A Free Event at the Center for Public Scholarship, The New School

The Center for Public Scholarship at The New School is pleased to announce a free public event:

Speaking for the Humanities

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 

The New School
Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, NYC
February 20, 2014
Reception follows

RSVP at goo.gl/4djG7C

The CPS invites readers of the Law and Humanities Blog to attend.

On the occasion of the publication of Humanities and Public Life by Fordham University Press, a panel of scholars discuss how to defend and even talk about the humanities without succumbing to the instrumentalist language of their detractors (measuring outcomes and deliverables) or retreating into the ivory tower by simply asserting that the humanities don't need justification.


Judith Butler, Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University; Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; University Professor of the Humanities, New York University

Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia Law School


Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Professor, University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

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