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Spring on the York College campus

Humanities Lecture Series

The Society of American Archivists states in its "core values" that "[a]rchivists recognize that primary sources enable people to examine the past and thereby gain insights into the human experience. Archival materials provide surrogates for human memory, both individually and collectively, and when properly maintained, they serve as evidence against which individual and social memory can be tested."

The 2016-17 Humanities Lecture Series, "Searching the Archives," focuses on the importance of archival research to humanities-based inquiry. In art, foreign languages, history, literary studies, philosophy, religion, rhetoric, and writing, archives play a major role in defining what it means to engage the present and see the possibilities for the future through discovering the past. 

A class being held outside the Humanities Center at York College
Walidah Imarisha
Octavia's Brood and Social Justice Philosophy
March 9 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
In this lecture, Walidah Imarisha will discuss Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements.
Jay Heinrichs
Jay Heinrichs: Writer-in-Residence
March 22 at 7 p.m.
DeMeester Recital hall
Jay Heinrichs will discuss civic discourse in contemporary politics.
Esperanza Roncero
The Point of Intersection
April 12 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
Esperanza Roncero will be talking about Latin America and the sciences.
Sci-Fi, Identity and Social Justice
April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Humanities 218
In this panel, artificial humans will be discussed in science fiction television, literature, and film.
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