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The Future of the Humanities

Monday, April 3 at 11:30am to 12:45pm

Edith O'Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC), Lobby Steps
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021


April 3, 2023, 11:30 a.m.
ATEC Steps

Join six distinguished UT Dallas authors for a conversation on the future of the humanities.

What does the future hold for study and research in the humanities? Drs. Ashley C. Barnes, Erin Greer, Ming Dong Gu, David Patterson, Thomas Riccio, and Rainer Schulte, all faculty in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology, will discuss the possibilities and prospects for the years ahead.

The panelists are all contributing authors to “The Future of the Humanities,” a special issue of Athenaeum Review for spring 2023, available online at

Read more in Athenaeum Review: Ashley C. Barnes, “Insider Exile: Secular Critique and the Future of the Humanities” ; Erin Greer, “Dark Posthumanism and the Novel: Zadie Smith’s NW and our Possible Futures” ; Rainer Schulte, “A New Horizon for the Study of the Arts and Humanities” ; Ming Dong Gu, “From STEM to STEAM: A Modest Proposal” ; Thomas Riccio, “Form Fatigue” ;  David Patterson, “The Future of the Humanities and the Specter of Antisemitism: A Reflection on the Holiness of the Human Being.”

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture


art, workshop


Arts, Humanities, and Technology, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History


Contact Information
Benjamin Lima
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