Penn Humanities Forum

The Penn Humanities Forum seeks to demonstrate the importance of humanistic thought across the arts, sciences and professions and to invite the public and the university to discover their common stake in the “thinking arts.”  

Each year, the Forum selects a new theme and uses this subject to facilitate an integrated platform of research, teaching and interchange with the community. The Forum’s annual calendar of public lectures, performances, and exhibitions, many of them free, feature renowned artists, writers, historians, scientists, philosophers, and others whose contributions have helped to shape and reshape the human experience.

For more on the Penn Humanities Forum, including this year's theme, visit http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/about.shtml.

Upcoming events in this series:

Oct
1

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Sarah Kotlova Doree ShafrirSenior Vice President, Director Client Services, Digitaria/JWTThe Future of Digital Penn Library, Kislak Center, Sixth Floor, 3420 Walnut Street

Digital technology has revolutionized media, profoundly transforming how we receive information and conduct business. Join Penn alumnae Sara Kotlova, C'98, G'98, Senior Vice President of Client Services for Digitaria/JWT, and Doree Shafrir, C'99, G'04, Executive Editor of Buzzfeed, to hear about their post-Penn career paths and their view of where digital is heading and how it will change our lives.

In collaboration with the Digital Humanities Forum, the English department, and the English Undergraduate Advisory Board

Oct
8

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Bernard FrischerProfessor of Informatics, Indiana University, and Director, Virtual World Heritage LaboratoryRecovering Polychromy in the Statues of Hadrian's Villa Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street

In collaboration with the Digital Humanities Forum.

Emperor Hadrian's villa near Rome was a vast complex, resplendent with many buildings surrounded by gardens, groves, statues, and water features. Archaeologist Bernard Frischer, an international authority on virtual heritage, describes his remarkable project to scan, model, and digitally restore to their full color and shape representative statues and other sculptures from this World Heritage Site.