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, at the University of 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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St: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Mary Anne Clark is a contemporary Christian poet and scholar researching rhyme in Shakespeare’s theatre. In a discussion with Michael Scott, Clark read and discussed her poems. They also considered the term “Christian literary imagination” and its implications for her work.

This event was sponsored


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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 and Blackfriars Hall, University of…


Business Ethics: Saving Grace or Oxymoron? (Video)

July 19, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes

Radclyffe Hall: Catholicism and Queerness in Interwar England (Video)

May 11, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 1 minutes

Sighs for Eden: Traherne, Vaughan, and Wordsworth (Video)

May 4, 2021

Duration: 58 minutes