The Bonn Lectures in the Public Humanities

The Bonn Lectures in the Public Humanities is a new series of talks aimed at Bonn students, scholars, and the larger community in and outside of the academy. Guests will reflect on the role of humanities outreach in their scholarly work, but will also talk about the practical aspects of writing and editing general interest essays and books. A substantial amount of time will be allowed for Q&A so as to ensure that questions are answered.

In the summer semester of 2021, the focus will be on writing and editing for the general public. The events will be held via Zoom Webinar, and signups are free through Eventbrite. All lectures are scheduled on Thursdays at 5 pm – 6:30 pm Central European Summer Time.

Summer 2021 Schedule

May 20: Costica Bradatan, “Why We Fail and How.”

June 17: Carissa Harris, “Pleasure and Outrage: Approaching Public Scholarship as a Medievalist.”

July 15: Merve Emre, “The Pernicious Fiction of ‘The Public Intellectual.'” Sign up here.