robert penn warren center
Jan. 29, 2021—A series of trans-institutional courses designed through the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is using Vanderbilt’s campus as a living lab, giving students—future historians, architects, archaeologists, curators and engineers among them—unique hands-on experiences.
Sep. 9, 2020—Beginning in September 2020, join us for the first annual speaker series on various topics in the coffee sector. The speaker series is open to the public.
Sep. 3, 2020—"The Scholarship of Everyday Life: Coffee" is a multidisciplinary series of talks and interactive experiences in which undergraduates discover the connections among their classwork, scholarly research and everyday objects and how their use can affect people in communities on the local and global scale. Applications for the program, sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Social Innovation Practice Area @ the Wond'ry, are due Sept. 4.
Sep. 2, 2020—The Warren Center’s second installment of a series on making Zoom a more productive and inclusive space will focus on collaborative work online Sept. 3.
Jul. 29, 2020—As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Elizabeth Meadows, associate director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, senior lecturer in English and faculty head of East House.
Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt professor and author Holly Tucker will teach an online summer course focused on pandemics, thanks to a new partnership between the Robert Penn Warren Center and OLLI at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 28, 2020—Before the COVID-19 outbreak necessitated the move to online and alternative learning earlier this spring, undergraduate students Barton Christmas and Miranda Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., and with guidance from the Office of Federal Relations, advocated for robust federal support for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr. 14, 2020—The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.
Apr. 10, 2020—A conversation with Jaquira Díaz, whose March talk on campus for the Harry C. Howard Lecture was canceled, has been moved online April 16 by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
Feb. 25, 2020—Author Jaquira Díaz will read from her memoir, "Ordinary Girls," and discuss its writing on Thursday, March 12, as part of the annual Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 19, 2020—Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more.
American Historical Association, Modern Language Association directors to discuss ‘Humanities for the Next Generation’ Jan. 29
Jan. 27, 2020—James Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, and Paula M. Krebs, executive director of the Modern Language Association, will discuss "Humanities for the Next Generation" on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 4:10 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Central Library Community Room.