With the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, the Wolf Humanities Center offers humaniites skills-building workshops for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Penn.
Continuing our partnership with Penn's American Sign Language Program and the Deaf-Hearing Comunication Centre, ASL interpretation is provided at many live events in this year's Forum on Kinship, as well as in their online counterparts. More information on hearing as well as physical and visual access is available on our Accessibility page. Visit our Vimeo album featuring lecture footage with ASL interpretation.
Next semester, the Wolf Center’s Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows teach courses exploring kinship as it relates to Black Geographies and Land Rights, Connectivity in the Roman World, Blackness in Latin American Visual Culture, Violence and Family, and Visualizing the Future.
We always understand kinship to mean many things. It can be biological, adopted, geographical, intellectual, religious, or spiritual. It organizes some of our most significant relationships, defining our affections, loyalties, and allegiances. Kinship can also pose obstacles to ways of being individuals and making community.
Today, in many societies around the world, broader understandings of kinship as community are being deliberately erased or forgotten, replaced by parochialisms and hatreds. How do these current sectarianisms challenge us to remember and reimagine other, more progressive forms of kinship and community?
The collaborative Wolf Humanities at Large programs go beyond the Center's annual topic, showcasing events and people on and off campus making important contributions to our broader understanding of culture. Be sure to subscribe to our e-announcements and social media feeds for regular program updates.
Each year, the Wolf Humanities Center provides fellowships for Penn students, Penn and regional faculty, and postdoctoral scholars conducting research related to our annual topic. Fellowship opportunities are available in the following five categories: