IHUM's sponsors and co-sponsors events that experiment in the ways the disciplines can talk together. We invite thinkers from across the intellectual landscape to imagine occasions that reinvent the traditional humanistic questions, while tweaking, transforming, occasionally forsaking the academic conventions of lecture and seminar. Our wager is that innovative interdisciplinary work emerges from challenges of representation as well as conception, output as well as input. Past events are documented in our archive in the hope that they may provide ideas and impetus for further explorations.
"New Schools" A yearlong experiment in pedagogical practice that brings together contemporary art and contemporary scholarship. Five artists will collaborate in the classroom with Princeton faculty members to explore new approaches to university teaching
February 11: "Walkthrough (Part II)" Walid Raad inquires into the impact of forms of extreme violence on bodies, minds, and culture via two of his acclaimed long-term art projects: “The Atlas Group” (1989-2004) and “Scratching on things I could disavow” (2007-present). (4:30pm, 010 East Pyne).
February 18: "How to Do the History of (New?) Materialism" A roundtable on contemporary materialisms vis-à-vis genealogies, paths not taken, and reanimated corpses, with Charles Wolfe (Ghent), Andrew Cole (English), Brooke Holmes (Classics), and Federico Marcon (East Asian/History). (12:00pm, 161 East Pyne).
February 26: "What History Could Have Been (2)" With Matthew Jesse Jackson, Jenny Perlin, John Tresch, Winnie Wong, and Soyoung Yoon. Communal exercises in conjectural historiography in the spirit of Borges and Vico. (2:00-6:00pm, Orozco Room, The New School)
March 22: A Parliament of Dreams. A workshop on “dream reconciliation,” in which participants undertake a series of exercises intended to help them enter imaginatively into one another’s dreams.