Wolf Humanities Center 2017-18 Forum Examines “Afterlives”

August 25, 2017

The Wolf Humanities Center, which now has a permanent endowment from University of Pennsylvania alumnus Dick Wolf, multiple Emmy-winning creator of the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” branded series, is building upon the tradition of the Penn Humanities Forum through a wide-ranging 2017-18 season. A series of talks, conferences, films and live performances that are free and open to the public will be held to examine this year’s topic, “Afterlives.”

“The Wolfs’ support for cinema studies and humanities scholarship at Penn has been extraordinary,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. “This most recent gift will position the Wolf Humanities Center as the locus for interdisciplinary research on the human experience and a powerful catalyst for vibrant, public forums that contribute to the very core of our understanding of critical issues from a humanities perspective.”

The Wolf Humanities Center is moving to a newly-renovated wing of Williams Hall this fall and will continue the work of the Penn Humanities Forum. Since 1999, its programs have supported innovative scholarship through annual topic-based public forums in which scholars, students and a diverse array of non-academic constituencies consider “our common stake in the thinking arts.”

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