Notes and videos from the Chicago Humanities Summit, held 9 January 2014, are now available. The summit, which was cosponsored by the MLA, featured a discussion of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ report The Heart of the Matter, as well as several breakout sessions on topics such as how to teach public humanities, how to start your own humanities festival, how to build relationships with foundations, and how to work with your state humanities council.
Notes from all sessions are now publicly available. In addition, the following sessions were recorded in full:
- introductory session on The Heart of the Matter, featuring John Rowe, energy executive, Chicago philanthropist, and commission cochair; Richard Brodhead, commission cochair and president of Duke University; and Judge Diane Wood, of the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals
- “How to Do Digital Humanities Right,” a session led by Cathy N. Davidson, of Duke University, and Patrick Jagoda, of the University of Chicago
- closing session, featuring the past MLA president Michael Bérubé, of Penn State University; Cathy N. Davidson, of Duke University; Alison Cuddy, arts and culture reporter at WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio; and Clark Hulse, chair of the board of the Chicago Humanities Festival
We hope you’ll enjoy these materials, especially if you were unable to attend the summit.