Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by the Humanities Division in Oxford and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge. Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures, followed by a related symposium, workshop or masterclass for graduate students.
Humanities. Are they important?
2:50Humanitas Visting Professor Stephen Greenblatt discusses whether humanities are important. Humanitas Visiting Professor in Museums, Galleries, and Libraries 2015-2016, Stephen Greenblatt, discusses whether humanities are important in a time when they are most pervasive in society, and when there seems to be a shrinking of public support for them.
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Kelly Reichardt "In Conversation"
1:18:01Filmmaker and Humanitas Visiting Professor in Film and Television, Kelly Reichardt, in conversation about her films. American landscapes and narratives of the road are themes that run throughout Reichardt’s five feature films: River of Grass (Strand Releasing, 1994), Old Joy (Kino International, 2006), Wendy and Lucy (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2008), Meek’s Cutoff (Oscilloscope Pictures, 2010) and Night Moves (Cinedigm, 2013); and the short narrative Ode (1999). Kelly has taught at School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York University and is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College.
Michael Govan lecture - "A View from the Pacific: Re-envisioning the Art Museum"
57:02The Director of the Los Angeles County Museum gives a talk for the Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Museums, Galleries and Libraries. Chaired by Christopher Brown (Director, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford).