A guide to upcoming events in the humanities and social sciences at Temple University, updated weekly during the academic year.
The Center for the Humanities at Temple University supports innovative, interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities. Participation in the Center is open to faculty and students in all schools and colleges at Temple University.
A Great Year at CHAT:
Another busy year at CHAT is coming to an end. The schedule of talks and symposia was as packed and diverse as ever: eleven lectures by Distinguished Faculty from across the Humanities at Temple; six outside scholars speaking about the Humanities in Global Context from Colgate, Georgetown, NYU, Penn, UNC, and Princeton; twelve talks by scholars brought to Temple through CHAT research groups; four symposia; and two art exhibits gracing the walls of the 10th floor, CHAT's home.
The CHAT fellows were extremely productive as well. In addition to meeting every two weeks to discuss each others' work, they collectively published books and articles, finished dissertations (FOUR!), completed chapters and articles (ELEVEN), won awards, and secured academic jobs and fellowships. They grew intellectually together, learning from each other as the year went on. They are leaving CHAT with a new appreciation for the benefits and rewards of interdisciplinary exchange.
All of these activities would not be possible without the generous support CHAT received from the College of Liberal Arts, The Tyler School of Arts, the School of Media and Communication, and the Boyer College of Music and Dance. CHAT builds bridges among these schools; it builds a community of scholars invested in the broader mission of working beyond disciplinary boundaries. If you enjoy the programs CHAT has to offer, and if you would like to help CHAT grow, you might consider making a contribution to CHAT through the Give Now site at the University here. No amount of support is too small. These funds help keep the programs alive.
CHAT also would not have run as smoothly as it did without the tremendous effort of a stellar support team. They often don't get the recognition they deserve because they work behind the scenes and out of the public eye. Anne Eckert, Lafrance Howard, and Cori Haas kept a tight handle on every organizational detail; Graphics Assistant Thanh Nguyen produced breathtaking artwork to advertise our lectures, gaining notice all over campus; Web Assistant Jedrick-Leo Boca made this Chatter appear perfect every week, fixed glitches, and updated information; Akina Abdullah helped with publicity, distribution of flyers, and whatever else needed to be done. And Priya Joshi was invaluable as Interim Associate Director, settling into CHAT as if she had always done it.
I began the year as Interim Director when Peter Logan took a leave to help launch the Digital Scholarship Center at Paley Library. He has become indispensible over there and thus decided to stay. He left CHAT in great shape and I look forward to continuing and building on the robust agenda he developed over his eight-year tenure at CHAT. Thank you Peter.
Petra Goedde, Director
|May 16||CHAT Research Groups (round 1)|
|Sept. 12||CHAT Research Groups (round 2)|
|Oct. 17||Advanced Graduate Scholar Award|
|Nov. 14||Faculty Fellowships|