IHUM sponsors a small number of reading groups for graduate students and faculty. Groups convene around an interdisciplinary interest, and are open to all. Details about meetings and membership are available on each group's page, linked below. Click here for guidelines for running a group. If you are interested in starting a new reading group, please contact the director.
The Atheologies Reading Group, titled after a term from Georges Bataille, engages with texts grappling with the unstable boundary between transcendence and immanence, the challenge of relating to an absent God, and the place of divinity in everyday life.The group will begin in Spring 2017 with Paul North’s The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation.
The Decoloniality Graduate Reading Group is a discussion group focused on reading hermeneutically along contemporary ethnographical, anthropological, and theological traditions. This year, the focus of the group will be Mass Incarceration and Prison Abolition.
The editors of Inventory — Princeton’s journal of literary translation — invite you to join us for the launch of our seventh issue. This year, our launch will feature a panel discussion with translators David Bellos, Chris Clarke, and Natasha Wimmer.
The Maimonides Reading Group explores The Guide for the Perplexed in a non-linear fashion with special attention to its hidden, doubled, and multiplied meanings.
The IHUM Psychoanalysis Reading Group invites both professors and practicing psychoanalysts to lead discussion sessions around a shared, pre-circulated text of their choice. This year's theme is Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis.
The Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality (REN) Reading Group critically engages with a variety of texts on the topics of race, ethnicity, and nationality, with particular attention paid to our contemporary moment, historical time, and global context.
Reception of Ancient Philosophy Group
Greek philosophy’s journey to early modern Europe is one of the most important stories in the history of thought. But it’s also one of the hardest to tell...
The Theory Reading Group is a workshop, a supplement to Princeton’s intellectual culture, where theoretical texts will be chosen based on their interdisciplinary content and their immediate relevance to the present, within but also beyond the academy.