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philology, the humanities, and beyond

Public Event: James Turner on the Humanities

Dr. James Turner, “From Philology to Today’s Humanities and Beyond”

Friday, January 29, 12:15 p.m.

Heller Hall 1210 (UMN west bank campus)

Drawing on what he learned in writing Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities, Turner will survey the historical development of philology and examine how the modern humanities disciplines developed out of its practices. He will conclude by exploring briefly what this history suggests about the present status of the humanities and their possible futures.