Jackman Humanities Institute

University of Toronto

March 2021: Public Writing: An Introduction

January 2022: Public Writing Workshop

January 26, 2022: Swimming Back to Trout River: Linda Rui Feng Book Reading (video link coming soon)

February 8, 2022: Craft Matters: A Conversation with Ruby Lal

February 10, 2022: Writing Historical Women: A Panel with Ruby Lal, Irina Dumitrescu and Alison Keith

April 5, 2022: Public Medievalism: A Conversation with David Perry and Irina Dumitrescu

May 4, 2022: The Perfect Wound – CBC JHI Annual Lecture

The Bonn Lectures in the Public Humanities

University of Bonn

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 was on writing and editing for the general public. Our speakers were:

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.'”

The series is scheduled to return in the fall of 2022.