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. (We will be considering applications for new groups in fall 2012.)
The Early Chinese Philosophical Texts reading group will read and analyze some of the well-known early Chinese classical texts such as the Zhuangzi or the Analects of Confucius, in a speciﬁcally philosophical way.
Inventory is a literary translation project run by Princeton graduate students across disciplines. The group seeks to examine the art and practice of literary translation through collaborative workshops and through the publication of an annual journal.
The Post-Hermeneutical Reading Group explores practices in the humanist and technical communities that can no longer be said to read their critical objects, but rather to do something else. What it means not to read, in each of these domains, will be our abiding concern.
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.