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Saturday, October 18, 2014


Stuart Hall, Room 101

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Humanities Division


Come with ideas to the 36th annual Humanities Day at the University of Chicago.

Humanities Day celebrates the humanities and the scholarship of Humanities faculty members through a series of lectures, exhibits, and tours aimed at stimulating conversation and demonstrating the vitality of the humanities in contemporary life.

Over the course of three sessions, attendees explore the interdisciplinary nature of the humanities, from literature to visual arts to music. In a matter of hours, participants can learn about public art on campus, how social media is changing theater, different approaches to studying bilingualism, or how the US Supreme Court might be misusing linguistics in their reasoning.

The centerpiece of the day will be a keynote address, “Languages in Danger: Why Should We Care?” by Lenore Grenoble, the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics. Grenoble's lecture will examine what we lose when a spoken language is lost.

Humanities Day is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and pre-registration for all Humanities Day presentations is highly recommended. View a complete list of all presentations and register online at the Humanities Day website: