2018-2019 CHAT Lectures and Workshops

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

All talks showcase new research by Temple faculty on alternate Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall.

Borders, Boundaries and Walls Lecture Series

Boundaries, borders, and walls demarcate exclusion, difference, transgression, transcendence. Within the humanities, boundaries, borders, and walls offer a wide range of possibility for exploration, from the disciplinary-theoretical to the personal-political. They can be corporeal or mental; theoretical or material; and new ways of seeing emerge when we transgress boundaries, cross borders, and break through walls. In addition to five lectures by outside scholars from different disciplines, CHAT will convene a conference on borders, boundaries, and walls in the spring of 2019.

Professional Development Workshops

These workshops are designed for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences and will feature academic and professional specialists from inside Temple University and outside institutions. Topics include fellowship applications, job search, career development, and digital humanities.

Upcoming Talks

Check back in August for our 2019–20 calendar of events!


Kimberly Williams, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology
224/225 Gladfelter Hall

Assistant Director:
Kaete O’Connell
PhD Candidate, History
1007C Gladfelter Hall

Yvonne Muchemi
1008A Gladfelter Hall
(215) 204-9209

Web Assistant:
Christopher Phillips