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Doris Sommer, “Welcome Back, to the Humanities as Civic Engagement”

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Doris Sommer. Staff Photo, Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News Office

Doris Sommer. Staff Photo, Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News Office

Doris Sommer’s new book, The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities, revives the collaboration between aesthetic philosophy and democratic development. From the top and from below, creative projects and their interpretation fuel positive change and renew humanists’ opportunities to make civic contributions.

Sommer is Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies at Harvard University and Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
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5:00 pm
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MIT Media Lab, Room 633
75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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