October 4, 2013


Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of the History of Art, Karen Beckman is the topic director for  the 2013–14 Penn Humanities Forum. The topic: Violence.  

“The program very much puts humanists in conversation with social scientists and artists, as we think this is a particularly generative space for the topic,” says Beckman. “Penn has a strong core group of faculty across schools working in this area. It is a topic that demands interdisciplinary thinking, and that approach thrives here because of our many programs and cross-school initiatives.”