CHCI News, Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2024 Keynotes

We are thrilled to announce the following keynote performances and lectures for the 2024 CHCI Annual Meeting from May 28 - June 1, hosted by the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley:

  • Keynote Lecture: Judith Butler, UC Berkeley
  • Srinivas Aravamudan Memorial Lecture: Robin D.G. Kelley, UCLA
  • Opening Keynote Poetry Reading
    • Polina Barskova (UC Berkeley)
    • Aracelis Girmay (Stanford)
    • Solmaz Sharif (UC Berkeley)

Explore the preliminary program and the conference theme here, and remember to register while hotel and excursion options are still available. Regular registration pricing is available until April 26.

What is the CHCI Annual Meeting?
The CHCI Annual Meeting is our international conference for leaders in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Each Annual Meeting is hosted by a member center or institute and focuses on a theme chosen by the host director. The program is a balance between thematic sessions and member-oriented sessions, including a Membership Plenary, Best Practices for Humanities Centers, and sessions led by our CHCI Networks. The Annual Meeting takes place in May/June and we aim to meet at a venue outside of North America every other year. Attendees include but are not limited to humanities center and institute directors and staff, early career scholars interested in humanities leadership, humanities networks and funders, academic administrators, and non-academic humanities leaders.

If you have any questions about registration or any aspect of the conference, please contact Membership and Diversity Officer Aaron Fai at