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Theme 2015-16: "Sites of Creativity: Streets, Salons, Studios, and Schools"

The Center for the Humanities will explore the creative synergies of groups of writers, artists, students, intellectuals, or any other self-defined collective produced at different historical moments and in many national and cultural contexts. We hope to bring to Grinnell a wide range of speakers who will delve into the nature of these creative synergies, the success or failure of collaborations, and the role of space, time, and location in producing innovative and experimental works of theory, literature, the creative arts, or political activism.


Sociologist Matthew Hughey to discuss impact of media coverage of athletics, genetics, and race.

Urban historian talks about communities of color and creative strategies devised to document and protest the damage that highways wrought.