Renaissance NOW: Culture is a Game Changer for Policy Makers
2020 was a year of reckoning. The pandemic crisis forced us to think afresh and reorder priorities. Change will require systems thinking because survival depends on the environment; the environment depends on science and politics; and all these respond to arts and culture. Feverish feel-good activism is a short-cut that will not work. A new Renaissance, like the early modern one, will embrace market resources, but also demand more courage and imagination. Today’s wicked problems require complex strategies that combine technology, the natural and social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Leaders who share these concerns will muster the will and the motivation to respond. Culture and the arts are resources for solutions and have been widely discussed in high-level meetings. Already projected are a journal, “Cases for Culture,” and a Certificate Program for policymakers on “Culture and Development.” Your contributions are needed. To register for the launch click here.
Pre-Texts Workshop in Brooklyn with Juan Carlos Ruiz
We will be offering a Pre-Texts workshop starting on June 4th in Brooklyn with Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz and Havard RLL doctoral candidate Andrea Garza. Juan Carlos Ruiz is a Mexican pastor who leads a congregation in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is known for his human rights advocacy, serving undocumented Mexican and Guatemalen immigrants. Read more about him here.
Pre-Texts For Research with Harvard Library
May 19-21, 24-25, 2021, 2:00pm-5:00pm, ET
Facilitated by: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, and Ramona Crawford, Head of Academic Partnerships, Service for Academic Programs, Harvard Library. Developed in collaboration with Sarah DeMott, Research Librarian, Services for Academic Programs, Harvard Library, and Andrea Garza Erdmann, doctoral candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
Register for Pre-Texts for Research with Harvard Library
Pre-Texts Summer Internships and June Training
We are thrilled to announce the pilot year of our Pre-Texts Summer Internship program. Starting this June, Ten Harvard interns will be partnering with eight organizations around the world, carrying out Pre-Texts related projects and exploring other opportunities. From Filmmaking in the Bahamas, to learning about Law in Paraguay, virtual musical performances in Germany, and curriculum design in China, there will be lots of exciting new opportunities that we will be featuring over the next few months.