The Humanities in the Age of Loneliness: Dr. Robert Newman (President and Director of the National Humanities Center)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML), 240 Lecture Hall
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Drawing on E. O. Wilson’s renaming of the Anthropocene as the Eremocene, or The Age of Loneliness, this talk considers the crisis of climate change also as a Constitutional crisis. It looks to the revolutionary idealism and citizenry which forged our Constitution, with principles grounded in the humanities, as potential antidotes to this situation and argues that humanities educators must play a central role in the implementation of these antidotes. To do so, we need to avoid a capitulation to narrow definitions of value that evade the nuance and complexity so ingrained in the humanities and to broaden our conceptions of our profession and our pedagogy.

Co-Sponsored by USC Humanities

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
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