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Kaplan Humanities Scholars Orientation, Fall 2019

Big Ideas. Great Teachers. Vital Questions.

The Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program is a team-taught exploration of the humanities for incoming first-years. Kaplan Scholars learn to argue for important values and discriminate among competing forms of evidence by examining how artists, thinkers, and ordinary citizens alike have contributed to the central role of the arts and humanities in our world.
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Waste Dialogue 2020-2021

A year-long series of public talks with scholars and artists about the ecologies, afterlives, and politics of WASTE.

When is something deemed expendable?
What are the costs?
What can be reclaimed?

Kaplan invites Northwestern departments to propose events and apply for course enhancement grants. Deadline: June 5, 2020.

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Northwestern University Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates
Kaplan Institute announces Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities
Summer Practicum for Northwestern Doctoral Students—Apps due 2/20 - 4/20/20
MAD Studio hosting workshops for audio and video interviewing & transcribing on 3/5 and 3/9/20
Scott Sowerby receives NEH fellowship

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