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Congratulations to our new Faculty Fellows for 2018-2019!

The Kaplan Institute is delighted to announce this new cohort of Fellows who will develop their research projects within the interdisciplinary setting of the Kaplan Humanities Institute. Read more about their projects on the "Fellows 2018-2019" page!

Call for Proposals for Next Year's Dialogue Series: SECURITY

The SECURITY Dialogues will examine security—surveillance to sustenance, violence to the afterlife, securitization to sovereignty, and more—from humanistic perspectives. Kaplan invites Northwestern units to partner with us on 6-8 co-sponsorships for scholars and artists who might deepen this conversation through different disciplinary perspectives. Proposals requested by April 16.

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Can Non/Humans Tell the Truth?

Monday, April 23, 5:00 PM
Our next TRUTH Dialogue: Mira Balberg (Religious Studies) and Sylvester Johnson (Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech) will consider how new technologies (machines as trial witnesses? athletes with computer operated limbs? robots as doctors?) challenge and change our notions of truth, realness, and humanness.