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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." See the Call for Applications for OU faculty on the Humanities Forum Grants page (application deadline March 26, 2018).

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

During 2017-2018 the OU Humanities Forum's theme is "Sovereignty in Performance, Poetics, and Politics." Our five OU faculty who been awarded Forum Grants on this theme are listed here. Please see the Events page for 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.” Five 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. Five 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.