The Future of the Humanities Project

The Future of the Humanities Project

The Future of the Humanities Project at Georgetown University brings together scholars across disciplines to discuss critical issues at the intersection of the humanities and public life.

The project is a collaboration between the Georgetown University Humanities Initiative and the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

The project was launched with a November 2018 conference at Oxford University on “The Future of the Humanities,” featuring a keynote address by Dr. Terry Eagleton, and has since sponsored more than a dozen events in Oxford, London, and Washington, DC.

The project is led by Professor Michael Scott, senior advisor to the president of Georgetown University, a leading Shakespeare scholar, and a fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. Kathryn Temple, professor of English at Georgetown and founding director of the Master's Program in Engaged & Public Humanities, is a senior fellow with the project.

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Julian of Norwich on the Incarnation

Julian of Norwich (c. 1342 - 1416) is perhaps most widely known for her refrain "all will be well, and every manner of thing will be well" and for her image of God as mother. Both of these ideas were ultimately rooted in her understanding of the incarnation and God's "kinde love." This presentation…


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The Christian Literary Imagination

Over the course of the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, the Future of the Humanities Project is sponsoring a series of webinars on the Christian literary imagination in collaboration with Campion Hall, Oxford, and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The…


Will We Change the Climate Before the Climate Changes Us? (Video)

December 13, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Julian of Norwich on the Incarnation (Video)

December 9, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Asian Embodiment of a White Canon: Shakespeare and the Sinophone World (Video)

December 3, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes