Seminars

  • Founded
    2011
  • Seminar Number
    741

Purpose: To collectively explore the pedagogical purpose and best practice approaches to interdisciplinary and global humanities “core” at the level of higher education to meet the challenges of the emerging world.

A major challenge to teaching humanities today is how to rethink its pedagogy in such a way that students not only learn about different cultures of the world but learn from them to think critically about the way each of us understand, experience, and broaden our own culture. This Seminar welcomes the participation of faculty and administrators from Columbia and beyond, as well as select invested students, to 1) help frame the kinds of questions that most demand humanity’s collective concern in this new age of interdependence; 2) to identify those classics—including seminal advances in contemporary sciences where advisable—from throughout the world’s traditions that will help bring those concerns into sharpest focus; and 3) to rethink from a fresh perspective the institutional structures and resources by which this new generation of interdisciplinary “core” courses may be most effectively implemented.

 


Chair
Professor Rachel E. Chung
ec61@columbia.edu


All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020 fall semester. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

09/25/2020 Online Meeting
2:00 PM
Symposium Orientation
Rachel E. Chung and Gareth Williams, Columbia University




10/23/2020 Online Meeting
2:00 PM
Reading Negative Space in Confucian Classics
Rachel E. Chung, Columbia University




11/20/2020 Online Meeting
2:00 PM

Gareth Williams, Columbia University




02/05/2021 Location TBD
2:00 PM

Jo Ann Cavallo, Columbia University




03/12/2021 Location TBD
2:00 PM

Rachel E. Chung, Columbia University




04/30/2021 Location TBD
2:00 PM
Teaching Humanities Online
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