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Upcoming Lectures and Conversations

 

Our public outreach programs bring a broad constituency of campus and community members together for shared humanities experiences. We host artists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, public figures, community experts, and world leaders to investigate how humans relate to the self, to others, and to the world we share. Our speakers are diverse, renowned or emerging, and have include Nobel Laureates, National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize recipients, and MacArthur Foundation “Geniuses,” among others.

In the past five years alone, we have lead public conversations about antiracist practices, creativity and wellness, fiction and empathy, bias and discrimination in innovative technologies, environmental art, monuments and memory, women in leadership, the pressures and rewards of public service, and constitutional democracy and voting rights. Recent speakers have included Margaret Atwood, Ruha Benjamin, John Brennan, Sandra Cisneros, Michael Chabon, Anita Hill, Ibram X. Kendi, Martha Jones, Tony Kushner, Maya Lin, Safiya Noble, Stanley Nelson, Reshma Saujani, Andrew Solomon, Anna Deavere Smith, and Zadie Smith.


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Charlotte Hansen Terry 

Tanner Humanities Center Fellows Work-in-Progress Talks

February 29, 2024 | noon | CTIHB Jewel Box (143)

Charlotte Hansen Terry is a Phd Candidate in the Department of History at University of California Davis and the Center's Mormon Studies Graduate Research Fellow. Her research topic is  "To Make Saints: Mormon Adoptions and Familial Belonging in the Pacific."
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Matty Layne Glasgow 

Tanner Humanities Center Fellows Work-in-Progress Talks

March 12, 2024 | noon | CTIHB Jewel Box (143)

Matty Layne Glasgow is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English. His research topic is "They, or Restoration: An Essay."

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Vanya  

National Theatre live
Presented by Salt Lake Film Society & The Tanner Humanities Center  

March 16, 2024 | noon | Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111. E Broadway 

Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.

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Min Jin Lee 

In conversation with David Roh
Author Meets Readers

March 19, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.  | Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Min Jin Lee, is the author of Pachinko, Free Food for Millionaires and The Best American Short Stories 2023.

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Nicole Clawson

Tanner Humanities Center Fellows Work-in-Progress Talks

March 28, 2024 | noon | CTIHB Jewel Box (143)

Nicole Clawson is a Phd Candidate in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Her research topic is  "'We’re just people. We’re not these crazy guys with guns:' Rhetorical Narratives and Officer Identity Performance."
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C.J. Alvarez

Tanner Humanities Center Fellows Work-in-Progress Talks

April 4, 2024 | noon | CTIHB Jewel Box (143)

C.J. Alvarez is an Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latina-o studies, at University of Texas at Austin. His research topic is "Desert Time." 
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Hua Zhu

Tanner Humanities Center Fellows Work-in-Progress Talks

April 9, 2024 | noon | CTIHB Jewel Box (143)

Hua Zhu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Her research topic is "From Resistance to Interconnectivity: Enacting the Rhetoric of Yin."
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Dear England 

National theatre live
Presented by Salt Lake Film Society & The Tanner Humanities Center  

April 13, 2024 | noon | Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111. E Broadway 

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?

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Robin Wall Kimmerer & Kyle Whyte 

Tanner Talks

April 17, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. | Moot Courtroom

Robin Wall Kimmerer is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants.
Kyle Whyte is a Professor of Environment and Sustainability and George Willis Pack Professor at University of Michigan.

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The Motive and the Cue

national theatre live
Presented by Salt Lake Film Society & The Tanner Humanities Center  

May 1, 2024 | noon | Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111. E Broadway 

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of "Hamlet" under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

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Last Updated: 2/23/24