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The Humanities Center hosts, co-sponsors, and promotes humanities events across campus and in the local area. Our events are listed on the WVU calendar and fuller descriptions are found on this page. If you would like the Center to co-sponsor an event, please email us.

Humanities events for Fall 2019


Welcome Back: Humanities Center Social - 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Apothecary Ale House. 

September 3 

Appalshop Presentation: Ben Fink, Denise Griffin, Gwen Johnson - 7 pm, Downtown Library (Milano Reading Room). Cosponsored by the Center for Resilient Communities.

September 9

Campus Read Event: Disorientation: Life Beyond the Comfort Zone -6:00 p.m., Mountainlair Green.   

October 21

Southernmost: Silas House  7 pm, Downtown Library (Milano Reading Room). Cosponsored by West Virginia Humanities Council. 

October 24

Campus Read Panel: American Mythologies 7 pm, Mountainlair Gold Ballroom

Charlotte Hoelke, assistant director, Women’s Resource Center & clinical assistant professor LGBTQ+ Center

Lynne Stahl, humanities librarian, WVU Libraries

Niara Campbell, program coordinator, Rise WVU

John Temple, professor, Reed College of Media

November 7

Campus Read Event: Graduate Student Social - 5:30-7:00 p.m. E. Moore Hall

The Office of Graduate Education and Life is hosting a Campus Read social event. Graduate students are invited to talk about the themes of the book and share their personal experiences. Food and drinks will be provided. 

November 11 

Tara Westover (Educated) - 7:00 p.m., Mountainlair Ballrooms. Cosponsored by WVU Festival of Ideas.

November 18

Campus Read Panel: What it Means to be Educated -6:00 p.m., Mountainlair Gold Ballroom

WVU staff reflect on their journey as first-generation college students

Jessica Dai, staff librarian, WVU Libraries

Sara Georgi, managing editor, WVU Press

Rickie Huffman, social media specialist, University Relations Enrollment 

January 26

Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom: George Lewis

7:00 p.m. Bloch Hall, Creative Arts Center

February 10

Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future: Jason Philips 7:00 p.m., Downtown Library, Milano Reading


 March 10

Lyric Logic: American Modernism and the Problem of Induction: Joanna Winant - 7:00 p.m., Downtown Library, Milano Reading Room

 March 25

Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing - 7:00 p.m. 

 April 2-3

Appalachian Futures Symposium - Location and time TBD.