Symposium with The Missouri Humanities Council: Humanities and Democracy

2019 HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM

HUMANITIES & THE FUTURE: DEMOCRACY

MARCH 22ND, 2019  |  DRURY UNIVERSITY, SPRINGFIELD, MO

For full details, please visit the Missouri Humanities Council.

Drury University (900 N. Benton), Panhellenic Building @ Summit Ave, Springfield, MO 65802CAMPUS MAP, CLICK HERE

TEACHER WORKSHOP ON MARCH 23RD

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR DR. INAZU’S PUBLIC LECTURE ON MARCH 22ND. REGISTRATION IS FOR DAYTIME EVENTS ONLY. REGISTRANTS FOR DAYTIME EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND ALL OR SPECIFIC EVENTS AS THEIR SCHEDULES ALLOW.


The Missouri Humanities’ second annual symposium will focus on democracy.  Come explore how the humanities help us to understand democracy both locally and globally.  Events will include three panels on the intersections between the humanities and democracy,  as well as a networking lunch, a reading discussion, a public lecture in the evening, and a Saturday workshop for teachers.

The event will take place at Drury University, and is co-hosted by Drury’s Humanities and Ethics Center.

*Please note, the one-day symposium and the one-day teacher workshop have

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

@ Drury University (900 N. Benton Ave), Panhellenic Building @ Summit Ave, Springfield, MO 65802CAMPUS MAP, CLICK HERE


8:15AM – 9:00AM – COFFEE & WELCOME

Hoblit Suite, The Freeman Panhellenic Building, Drury University

9:00AM – 10:15AM – PANEL ONE: HISTORY, RHETORIC, AND MAKING THE CASE FOR RIGHTS

Hoblit Suite, The Freeman Panhellenic Building, Drury University

Jeffrey H. Bloodworth, Associate Professor and Department Chair, History Director, School of Public Service & Global Affairs

Gannon University

“The Politician, the Activist, & the Writer: Right(s) for Our Time”

Autumn Finley, Assistant Professor, English

Southwest Baptist University

“Remember the Ladies: Revolution and Transatlantic Dialogue on Women’s Rights”

Jeremy Neely, Assistant Professor, History

Missouri State University

“The War Shall Settle the Result: The Evolution of Robert Van Horn and Democracy in Missouri”

10:30AM – 11:45AM – PANEL TWO: POSSIBILITIES FOR DEMOCRATIC COLLECTIVES? PUBLIC SONG AND PUBLIC SPACES

Hoblit Suite, The Freeman Panhellenic Building, Drury University

Tony Chackal, Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Missouri State University

“Which City? Whose Streets? A Place-Based Approach to Street Art”

William Sewell, Associate Professor, English Education

Dakota State University

“A Soundtrack for Democracy: Music as Political Discourse”

Liz Sobel, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Missouri State University

“Public Places, Racial Segregation, and Democracy: Lesson’s from Springfield’s Hazelwood Cemetery”

12:00PM – 1:00PM – LUNCH & SHARED READING DISCUSSION

The Ballroom in Findlay Student Center, Drury University

For a copy of the reading, please email katie@mohumanities.org

1:15PM – 2:30PM – PANEL THREE: THE HUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP: PREPARING FOR FUTURES

Hoblit Suite, The Freeman Panhellenic Building, Drury University

Michelle Klein Morgan, Assistant Professor, History

Missouri State University

“Schooling for Statehood: Democracy and Public Education in Hawaii”

Lisa M. Lillie, Assistant Professor, History and Director, Department of History

Maryville University

“Connecting the Classroom to the Community: Democracy, Feminism, and the Student as Curator”

Chris Panza, Professor, Philosophy, Director of Asian Studies

Drury University

“Confucianism, Democracy, and the Task of the Humanities”

2:45PM – 4:15PM

PROFESSIONAL PANEL FOR STUDENTS: CAREERS IN THE HUMANITIES

SARAH BUHR

Curator of Art  |  Springfield Art Museum

KATHRYN (KATE) FLORES

Associate, Networking & Opportunities | Teach for America

Candidate, Master of Nonprofit & Civic Leadership | Drury University

JAMI LEWISArchivist  |  The State Historical Society of Missouri

EMMA BENTLEY RUZICKA

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations |  Drury University

KAITLYN SCHWERS

News Reporter  |  The Kansas City Star

LACON MARIE SMITH

Associate  |  The Law Office of Adam Woody

KONRAD STUMP

Local History Associate  |  Springfield-Greene County Library

 

4:15PM – 5:15PM

RECEPTION

5:30PM – PUBLIC LECTURE (FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Lay Hall Auditorium, Lay Hall, Drury University

DR. JOHN INAZU, SALLY D. DANFORTH DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF LAW & RELIGION AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

Dr. Inazu teaches criminal law, religion and law, and various First Amendment courses.  He writes and speaks frequently to general audiences on topics of pluralism, assembly, free speech, religious freedom, and other issues.  Dr. Inazu is the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (Chicago, 2016).