Mark your calendar: The 2013 Distinguished Speaker in the Humanities

11/05/2013

Contributed by Kimberly Anderson

Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University and renowned author and Pulitzer Prize winner, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Humanities and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas."

Why and how did the utterly unacceptable ideas reintroduced by a humanist's recovery of an ancient poem manage to survive and be transmitted during pre-Enlightenment centuries that had no concept of toleration? What role do scholars and artists play in making possible freedom of thought?

Join us in Emerson Suites at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2013! Admission is free, and all are welcome. A question and answer period as well as a book signing will follow.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kelly Stern at stern@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1375. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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