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 Future of the Humanities 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.

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The Ha'Penny Bridge Dublin painting by Samuel Frederick Brocas (1818)

Future Encounters with “Ulysses”

James Joyce’s Ulysses (1920) is a book filled with descriptions of the feeling of encounters. “Brief encounters” form the subject of a titillating joke early on, and the entire day of June 16, 1904 is, for Leopold Bloom, a painful lead-up to an encounter between his wife Molly Bloom and her lover…


Bible on a table

The Christian Literary Imagination

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


The Political Misuse of Language (Video)

March 13, 2024

Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes

Cultural Encounters of Otherness through Shakespeare (Video)

February 26, 2024

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Elections, Elections: How Will the World Be Different at the End of 2024? (Video)

February 14, 2024

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes