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The first Interseminars cohort is presenting a culminating symposium in September

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In 2021, Humanities Research Institute announced their very first Interseminars Project, funded by a $2 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. The Interseminars Initiative “makes it possible for faculty and graduate students to undertake significant interdisciplinary research collaborations that will make a lasting impact in their long-term research trajectories and on the development of new research and curricular areas for the campus as a whole.”

Now the first of three cohorts — led by professors Josue David Cisneros of the Department of Communication, Patrick Earl Hammie of the School of Art and Design, and Jorge Lucero of the School of Art and Design — is presenting Imagining Otherwise, Speculation in the Americas: An Interseminars Culminating Symposium as they wrap up their portion of the project.

There will be performances, installations, film screenings, panels, talks, and more. The symposium kicks off September 15th at 4 p.m. with a keynote from Carolyn Fornoff, Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at Cornell University, and then continues throughout that Friday evening and all day Saturday at Levis Faculty Center and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

You can find the full schedule at the Humanities Research Institute website. All events are open to the public.

HRI is currently accepting faculty proposals for the third and final cohort of Interseminars.

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