Center for Humanities
Center for Humanities
January 24, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building
January 29, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building
February 7, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building.
February 19, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building
March 4, 2020, 12pm – 1:15pm, Newman Library room 207A, 560 Drillfield Drive
March 20, 2020, 12pm – 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building
March 31, 2020, 12pm – 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building
The Center for Humanities advances research based on humanistic methods of scholarship among faculty and students in arts, human-centered social sciences, and humanities fields working in their disciplines and collaborating with faculty across Virginia Tech. Supporting scholarship this way is essential to realizing the center’s objective of foregrounding the overarching relevance of the humanities that will be broadly impactful both within and beyond the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Beyond this, the center will collaborate with Virginia Tech’s legislative liaisons, the Department of Political Science, and the Policy Strategic Growth Area to focus on engaging legislators on matters of public policy related to the center’s major initiatives. The center will partner with the University’s Link office to engage corporate entities on matters of ethics and the impact of technology on humans. The center will also engage civic institutions pertaining to issues that bear directly on such areas as local residential life, health, security, and employment. Read More
"Networks of humans and machines are informing our decisions and improving our lives at home, on the highway, at work, and at play. As Virginia Tech and partners create these technologies, we have the responsibility and the opportunity to do so from the perspective of the human condition, addressing issues of design, access, ethics, policy, and regulation along with the development of the technology."— Virginia Tech President, Tim Sands
Virginia Tech's Sylvester Johnson, director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities