HAIKU

Friday, 12 September 2014Saturday, 13 September 2014

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

HAIKU

Conference on the Humanities and the Arts in the Integrated Knowledge University

What is the future of the arts and humanities in the research university? What role might they play in a global and digital age that sees the various fields of knowledge becoming ever more integrated? Should they help to forge new connections with science, business, law, and medicine—or can they contribute more by maintaining a distinct identity?

Please join us for two days of lively multi-disciplinary discussions and performances across the arts and sciences.

More information: www.haikuconference.com


Cosponsored by Provost’s Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund, Art and Culture Initiative, School of Design, Penn Libraries, Penn Humanities Forum, Graduate School of Education, Annenberg School, Penn Museum, and others.

 

 

The HAIKU conference will feature BORNEO ODYSSEY, a new interactive performance piece by Skowmon Hastanan and other artists. Based on late 19th-century Penn Museum expeditions to northern Borneo by Furness, Hiller, and Harrison, the piece uses magic lantern slides from the Museum collection. September 13, Harrison Auditorium

Conference is free and open to the public.