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Erle Ellis symposium at OU 2016

OU HUMANITIES FORUM: ANNUAL THEMES

2018-2019 Theme: "Surfaces"

Our center theme in 2018-2019 will be "Surfaces." The OU faculty awarded Forum Grants are listed here. Forum Fellows will present their projects related to this theme throughout the year. Event dates will soon be posted on this website and on the Forum Facebook page.

2017-2018 Theme: "Sovereignty in Performance, Poetics, & Politics"

During 2017-2018 academic year, the OU Humanities Forum's theme was "Sovereignty in Performance, Poetics, and Politics." Our OU faculty awarded Forum Grants on this theme are listed here. Please see the Events page for more information about Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 programming.  You may also visit our Facebook page. 

2016-2017 Theme: "Outcasts and Outlands"

Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, the Humanities Forum hosted a series of public events related to the theme of “Outcasts and Outlands.” Forum Grants were awarded to OU faculty Forum Fellows with research projects related to this theme. For more information, please see our Events calendar from Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

2015-2016 Theme: "The Humanities and the Environment"

In its inaugural year 2015-2016 the Humanities Forum hosted a series of public events related to "The Humanities & the Environment," the center’s first annual interdisciplinary theme. Forum Grants were awarded to OU faculty with research projects on the environmental humanities (see Forum Fellows). See the Forum's 2015-2016 Events page for further information.