75th Anniversary | Chair Survey

Please complete this survey by April 30, 2018

In 2020, The University Seminars will turn 75. In the spirit of Frank Tannenbaum, who intended The University Seminars to make a contribution to society, The University Seminars will publish a collection of essays written by members of The Seminars Community that asks the question: What have you learned from the past of your seminar and how do the ‘lessons learned’ shape your approach towards the future?

This survey is intended to gauge the level of interest from chairs and to provide the Editor and the Seminars Advisory Board a baseline with which to determine the number and length of essays accepted for the final project.

In mid-April, we will send out a call for proposals, inviting seminar chairs to look into the history of any seminar and, if interested, propose an essay to be considered for inclusion in the anniversary book. Access to the University Seminars Digital Archive and a corresponding list of PAST SEMINARS will be provided to aid research.

Additional questions to consider:

  • Throughout its history, how has your seminar addressed certain controversial issues and broader societal issues?
  • What do you consider an exceptional and/or transformational time or times in your seminar’s field of study?
  • How has your seminar shaped areas of inquiry or fields of study?
  • What has your seminar learned from the past and how does that inform the way in which your seminar addresses pertinent issues and challenges moving forward?


Anniversary Book Survey