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EVENTO ANNULLATO: Presentazione del Piano delle attività e prospettive dell'Istituto di Studi Avanzati e del Collegio Superiore (2020)

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06/03/2020 dalle 17:00 alle 19:00

Dove Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia, via de' Chiari, 25, 40124 Bologna

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La tradizionale Lectio Magistralis dal titolo "Redefining the Human for the 21st Century Human Sciences" sarà tenuta dal Visiting Fellow ISA, Prof.ssa Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace (Boston College, USA), la cui visita è promossa in collaborazione con la Prof.ssa Serena Baiesi del Dipartimento di Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne.

 

Abstract della Lectio Magistralis "Redefining the Human for the 21st Century Human Sciences"

In the 21st century, we are now seeing powerful outside forces that shape and alter the experience of being human. How should current humanistic practice respond to these changing ideas? What happens now to traditional ideas at the heart of the human sciences? How might various humanistic practices incorporate emerging ideas about the human into their research and their pedagogy? My lecture will first summarize the medical, philosophic, and technological trends that have resulted in altered definitions of the human body and mind. I will highlight recent work in history, literature and elsewhere that integrates these trends. I will propose that transdisciplinarity—especially the crossover from the humanities and the social sciences to the sciences, as well as the reverse—models the way forward, out of the disciplinary impasse once characteristic of high poststructuralism. Last, while many hail the new human under the banner of the “posthuman,” I will contend that we as humanists gain more by remaining rooted and invested in a more capacious definition of what we are. In this way, we can explore new disciplinary paradigms, cross once intractable boundaries, take up expanded topics of inquiry, and guarantee our own relevance going forward.