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

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Jun
16
2020

Putting Religion to the Question

The four plays in the Second Tetralogy, and particularly Henry V, raise different kinds of questions resulting from the clash of a spiritually and metaphysically assumed sovereign order with the practical realities of politics. The theology often invoked to sustain order is a political theology…

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