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Civic Humanities offers proactive responses to current challenges that share symptoms of waning sociability, a quickened pace of life that becomes impatient with deliberation from multiple perspectives and therefore puts at risk hard-won advances in intellectual life and self-government.
Led by Prof. Doris Sommer, the course explores the arts and humanistic interpretation through a centuries-long tradition of civic engagement. Here the humanities are a site for promoting innovation and skills for active citizenship. Democracy and aesthetic judgment developed together to project citizens as co-artists of social constructions. Readings in this tradition of enlightened aesthetics include Kant, Schiller, Dewey, Freire, Gramsci, Ranciere, Mockus, Boal, Kester, Elster, Nussbaum, and Pasolini.
Guest lectures by colleagues from a variety of fields will develop specific areas of innovation and introduce students to potential mentors for future interventions and research projects.
When: Spring 2019 semester (Every Tuesday)
Where: Barker Hall 024
Course Details: Romance Studies 205
If you are a Harvard Graduate student, course details can be found here.
For details and other requests, write to Prof. Doris Sommer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Doris Sommer will be facilitating a 15-hour Pre-Texts training with leaders representing Portuguese speaking countries, as well as people involved and interested in social and community projects in the fields of Education, Culture, Health, and Social Entrepreneurship in Massachusetts.
Using Pre-Texts as the tool for design and implementation, each workshop participant will have the opportunity to develop a community project, which they will implement over the course of three months, with mentors from Cultural Agents.
When: February 2nd and 3rd, 2019 | 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Babson College-231 Forest Street, Babson Park MA 02457- 0310.
For more information, Contact Eliana Marcolino at +1-774-232-3483 or email@example.com.
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Come join us for a 2-hour session on Pre-Texts at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Doris Sommer, Faculty-Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative, and sponsored by the HGSE FEELS organization focusing on socio-emotional learning. We will explore how artistic and creative thinking can help students tackle difficult texts, and through this, look at challenges facing their lives and communities in a new way and take constructive action to help solve them.
This workshop is encouraged for educators, artists, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning innovative ways to tackle pertinent issues facing the world!
When: Saturday, February 26th, 2019 | 6-8 PM
Where: TBDFor more details and to RSVP, write to Tim Steckler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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