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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Events

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Feb
26
2024

Cultural Encounters of Otherness through Shakespeare

Artists in different places often hold contrasting views on the meanings of Shakespeare’s plays and on Shakespeare’s stature in modern culture. What they do have in common is their effort to plant new ideas along well-trodden paths and to blaze new trails through long-abandoned territories. To quote…

Series

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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 sponsored a series of webinars on the Christian literary imagination in collaboration with Campion Hall, Oxford, and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The…

Videos

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

The Scottish Play: Race and Nation in "Macbeth" (Video)

January 29, 2024

Duration: 56 minutes