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
About: The Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts
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 first panel took place in November 2017 with participants Steve Evans (English): “Late Style: A Feminist Future for a Category of Patriarchal Aesthetics?” and Justin Wolff (Art History): “Passé: Notes on Connoisseurship & Art History.” In March, there will be two lectures by prominent scholars Eric Méchoulan (Université de Montréal) and Enzo Traverso (Cornell University).
All events are free and open to the public.
“Lifespan of Ideas” was created by Frédéric Rondeau and is part of the 2017-2018 year-long symposium Juvenescence / Obsolescence: Humanities Approaches to Aging across the Ages.