March 28, 2011

SAIS, CIC to host conference on ‘Future of the Humanities’

A daylong conference called Symposium on the Future of the Humanities will be held by SAIS and the Council of Independent Colleges from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.

Admittance is by invitation, but a webcast will be accessible at

The symposium is hosted by Cultural Conversations at SAIS and CIC, the national service organization for independent colleges and universities. The event will bring together many original and thoughtful leaders in humanities scholarship and education, and aims to add to the understanding of the potential for humanities to enrich and inform people’s lives in both their civic and personal dimensions by formulating moral challenges and drawing historical lessons. Experts from academia, foundations and the arts will speak in a series of panel discussions.

For the agenda, go to