Curious Novelties: The Powers of Invention in Precarious Times
From Jeff Layne
Chair, Department of English,
What is the place of humanistic study in the university in the current ago of innovation and rapid technical advances? Keeping this question – and the Humanities Center’s 2016-2017 theme of “Invention” – in mind, Dr. Patricia Ingham looks at the medieval history of two key terms, “novelty” and “curiosity.” She discusses how attention to this history of invention might help us to dream a sustainable future for ourselves and those we love.
Recorded: October 6, 2016