As the Center for the Humanities prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2024, it devotes this year’s speaker series to storytelling, an endeavor at the heart of the humanities. Our yearlong series envisions storytelling expansively and brings a variety of practitioners — historians and novelists, cartoonists and artists, musicians and musicologists, anthropologists and quilters — to campus to discuss the innovative ways in which they tell stories.
All events in the series are free and open to the public.
Upcoming Spring events
- Textiles and Social Justice - Dr. Chawne Kimber
Thursday, March 21st, 4pm
Galanti Lounge, Robert Carothers Library
- The Way Forward - Camille W. Dance & Co.
Tuesday, March 26th, 4pm & Wednesday, March 27th, 7pm
Hope Room, Higgins Welcome Center & Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Room B100
- A Conversation with Novelist Ruth Ozeki - Ruth Ozeki
Thursday, April 11th, 4pm
Hope Room, Higgins Welcome Center & Livestreamed
Previous Series Events
- Hearing the Renaissance in Video Games - Dr. Karen Cook
- Seeing Providence Chinatown: Relational Reconstruction of Erased Histories - Jeffrey Yoo Warren
- Music and Storytelling on Broadway - Jesse-Ray Leich and Nick Jemo
- Telling Stories About the Ocean - Akeia de Barros Gomes and Jason Mancini
- A Poetry Reading by Kwame Dawes - Kwame Dawes
- Cute Drawings of Terrible Things: Graphic History and Visual Storytelling as a Historian and a Cartoonist - B. Erin Cole
The Center for the Humanities is grateful to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, Rhode Island Sea Grant, the Office of Research and Economic Development, and the Kingston Chamber Music Festival for generously co-sponsoring this series.