16th Annual Humanities Colloquium “Humanities and/as Choice”

Sep 8, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm


Event Description

The Humanities Council’s kick-off event features a wide-ranging conversation about central issues in our research, teaching, and intellectual life. This year’s speakers include distinguished Princeton scholars whose work represents different approaches and historical periods. They will participate in a panel discussion on the theme of Humanities and/as Choice moderated by the Council’s Acting Chair, Tera Hunter.


Catherine Clune-Taylor (Gender and Sexuality Studies)
“The Government of Choice and/as Values”

William Chester Jordan (History)
“Conversion during the Seventh Crusade: An Episode in the Social History of Choice and Decision”

Rob Nixon (English, High Meadows Environmental Institute)
“The Choice that Is No Choice: Involuntary Martyrs and the Martyr Complex”

Stephen F. Teiser (Religion)
“Buddhism, Confucianism, Choice?”

Tera Hunter (Acting Chair, Humanities Council; History, African American Studies)