At this year’s Invitational Lecture for the Society for the Humanities, “Defining Democracy: How Black Print Culture Shaped America, Then and Now,” associate professor of literatures in English Derrick Spires will counter the racist notion that little to no Black print culture existed before the Civil War.
Parham’s Digital Humanities Lecture, set to take place online April 28, will discuss what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the chain of interactions that link theory to practice.
How can we illustrate the gravity of climate change? Is it possible to grasp such a loss? Rice University anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, working to humanize the abstract concept of climate change and provide opportunities for dialogue, will deliver a free public lecture, “Of Flood and Ice,” on Wednesday Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the A.D. White House.
On the brink of ecological collapse, how do we think, write and speak about the various forms of energy we encounter? The Society for the Humanities’ annual fall conference, Oct. 18 and 19, will examine the human relationship to energy in its myriad forms.