As we mentioned some months ago, the Oakley Center for the Humanities and the Social Sciences at Williams College is turning 25 this year, and to celebrate, its current director, Michael Brown (Anthropology), and his colleague James Nolan (Sociology) have organized a symposium on the topic of posthumanism, which will take place September 23-24, 2010. Michael and Jim have gathered together an impressive list of presenters for this event (see below), so if you live within driving distance of Williamstown, please consider joining us for it. To visit the symposium webpage, please click here.
Here is an important note from the organizers about the format of the event, and about who can attend: “With the exception of Richard Sennett’s keynote lecture (“Is Humanism Dead?,” Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 pm, Griffin 3), which is open to the public, local participation in this event is limited to faculty/staff of Williams and other institutions of higher education in the region. The symposium will be based solely on discussion of pre-circulated papers. Faculty who wish to participate should contact the Center for information on how to access the papers.”
Here is the program for the symposium (click on it to enlarge):