Date(s) - 01/17/2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Humanities Center will kick off the winter semester colloquium series with a roundtable discussion centered on the topic of scholarship & activism on Thursday, January 17th at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB. We hope you’ll join us.
One of the questions perennially confronting scholars in the humanities is the degree to which their work empowers them, or might empower them, to serve as public intellectuals. This question becomes even more challenging when scholars address issues that are in some way political, whether involving party platforms or broader areas of shared concern (e.g., criminal justice reform). How are we to address these questions, as scholars generally and also, more specifically, as BYU faculty? What forms might public or, more pointedly, activist scholarship take – or not take – in our work? Three members of our faculty, Marlene Esplin, Rex Nielsen, & Jamin Rowan, will share their experiences and initiate a discussion that we hope will invite a variety of perspectives.
Refreshments will be served.