Humanities in Cultural Affairs

Humanities in Cultural Affairs

For all the importance of studies of how engagement in arts and culture serves instrumental ends, they cannot provide a complete understanding of the issues at hand in designing public policy. Missing is an examination of deep insights and assumptions – of the role of the arts and humanities in human understanding, in the value of sharing artistic expression and humanities insight, in bridging multiple cultures, in preserving for future generations the capabilities of a full cultural life.

This series aims to reconnect the humanities with public policy in cultural affairs. An interdisciplinary group of humanities scholars from across Indiana University working alongside faculty at the Center for Cultural Affairs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs will convene humanities scholars and practitioners in a series of workshops in several different areas relevant to the project. 

Scheduled Workshop

April 14-15, 2023
“Bringing Racial and Social Justice to the Public Sphere: A Cultural Program” 

Organized by Alex Lichtenstein

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The Humanities in Cultural Affairs project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We are also grateful to Indiana University's College Arts and Humanities Institute for providing additional support for this project. 
Artwork credit: Banner image by photographer, James Brosher.