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Humanities in the 21st Century: The Research University in the World

Humanities in the 21st Century: The Research University in the World
2 Sussex Avenue, Innis Town Hall
Time: Jun 5th, 9:00 am End: Jun 6th, 12:00 pm
Interest Categories: Information, Faculty of, Humanities, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Education, Critical Theory, Communications, 2000-

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present:

Humanities in the 21st Century: The Research University in the World

A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Jackman Gifts founding the Jackman Humanities Institute

Humanities education and research both addresses the future of culture and our world and helps to create that future. The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) was founded to bolster the long traditions of excellence in humanities research and also to help support new directions and methods of humanities research. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, we are hosting a conference to bring together international thinkers, University of Toronto faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students to discuss and debate the role of the humanities in our world.  Questions that will orient the conference include:

  • What is the future of humanities research?
  • What is the goal of humanities undergraduate education?
  • What can the world expect of our work in the university?

Keynote Address: 


Featuring invited speakers:

Featuring researchers of the University of Toronto:

  • Brian Cantwell Smith, Professor of Information, Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science
  • Eve Tuck, Associate Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE
  • Glen Jones, Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Policy and Measurement and Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Janet Poole, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies

This conference is free and open to all.  Registration is required.  For further information, or to request an accessibility accommodation, please contact humanities@utoronto.ca or call (416) 946-0313.

This event will be video recorded and supported with live webcasting.  To see the webcast, tune in here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/inniscollege

The event was also supported by:

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Please click HERE to register.

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