2017-2018 Symposium: Humanities Approaches to Aging Across the Ages
A series consisting of two panels by UMaine Humanities professors and two lectures by visiting scholars curated by Fréderic Rondeau
Some ideas get old. Some revive after decades of turmoil. Some seem gone forever, and then come back. The decline and the renaissance of an idea, a word, tells us a lot about our society and values. Participants in The Life of Ideas will think about this phenomenon critically by addressing the lifespan of an array of theoretical concepts from humanities disciplines.
The second event of the series “Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts” will feature three UMaine faculty members and take place on Thursday February 22 from 4-5:30PM in the Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.
Michael Lang (History): “Innumerable times, all at one time: A History of Ages and Epochs.”
Anne Knowles (History): “The Age of the Map: Finished? Or Just Getting Started?”
Michael Howard (Philosophy): “Basic Income: Periodic Companion of the Luddite Fallacy, or an Idea Whose Time Has (Finally) Come?”
Moderator: Frédéric Rondeau