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 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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Jul
11
2022

Can the Role of Whistleblowers Be Protected and Honored around the World?

In both public and private spheres, the act of whistleblowing often carries a great and heavy risk. Even in Western societies, a fear of punishment and retaliation looms large for individuals and groups who seek to reveal illegal or immoral behavior. How can reformers hold corrupt governments and…

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

Videos

Can the Role of Whistleblowers Be Protected and Honored around the World? (Video)

July 11, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes

Censorship on Our Mind: A Worldwide Political and Philosophical Crisis (Video)

June 6, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes

T. S. Eliot: Christian Spirituality in the West End (Video)

May 24, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes