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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Radclyffe Hall: Catholicism and Queerness in Interwar England

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943) was, in her day, a highly successful mainstream novelist, winning both the Prix Femina and the James Tait Black awards before she flung her career over a cliff with The Well of Loneliness (1928), the only book forwhich she is now remembered. Most of her writing


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The Christian Literary Imagination

Over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, 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 Oxford. The Christian…


The Gospel According to Dante (Video)

April 27, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 0 minutes

Scriptural Influence on Shakespeare (Video)

March 16, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 0 minutes

Flannery O’Connor the Hillbilly Thomist: Charting A Catholic Modernist Aesthetics (Video)

February 23, 2021

Duration: 58 minutes