Most Humanities Center events are open to the public, and we feature a series of panels throughout the year that explicitly seeks to engage the community beyond Carleton in topics of great public interest. Such events in the past have featured commentary on Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and on the 2008 U.S. election. Programming in the arts often draws heavy participation from area residents, and we are always looking for ways to collaborate with the community.
Perspectives in Public Humanities events, 2012-2013:
- The “Truth” about Political Campaign Ads
- Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa, special Cherif Keita film and presentation
- Dakota 38, Film Screening and Discussion
- The Life & Legacy of Justice Rosalie Wahl, Film Screening and Discussion
In 2011-12, we launched the “Perspectives in Public Humanities” series, which included symposia on the Arab Spring and on ethical issues related to Access to Healthcare. HC Board member Carol Donelan collaborated with the Northfield Historical Society in an event that recreated the experience of theater-going in Northfield, MN in the early twentieth century.