Critical Humanities Spaces Network

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The Critical Humanities Spaces Network (formerly “Humanities Administration Network" in 2021-22) provides a platform for critical reflection on the work of institutes, centers, and other venues for humanities and cross-disciplinary work, and the unique roles they play, and have the potential to play, both within and outside the academy. Interrogating and theorizing the material, virtual, and philosophical spaces of the center, along with the aesthetic, affective, and political tasks they assume and perform, the intellectual labor of directing, and the relationship between knowledge (research, thought, creation) and the public, are examples of the kinds of themes that this group addresses. This group is open to anyone in any way engaged with the work of directing, administering, and curating humanities spaces, broadly construed.

To receive news and opportunities for this Network, please join the mailing list, and please reach out to Network leader Katharine Wallerstein with questions and concerns.

Current committee members include:

  • Network co-chair: Maurits Van Bever Donker, Associate Professor, the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape;
  • Network co-chair: Katharine Wallerstein;
  • Rosinka Chaudhuri, Director and Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC);
  • Andrés Claro, Consejero, Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios en Filosofía, Artes y Humanidades, Universidad de Chile;
  • Patricia Parker, Director of the Institute for Arts and Humanities, UNC Chapel Hill and Ruel W. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Humanities

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