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 at Blackfriars Hall, 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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Events

Inside of Orthodox Christian church
Oct
13
2020

Identifying the Christian Imagination

In the opening session of the Christian Literary Imagination series, Michael Scott and Joseph Simmons, S.J. will explore the derivation of the term "the Christian Literary Imagination" and the ways that the Christian intellectual tradition manifests itself both overtly and covertly. The discussion…

Series

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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 Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. The "Christian Literary…