Education Programs

Humanities in Class: Critical Inquiry and Classroom Practice in the Information Age

January 8, 2018

A Free Hands-On Workshop for Educators | February 7, 2018 in Austin, TX

  • How can we understand the Arab Spring by analyzing graffiti and pop art?
  • What moment reveals a deeper understanding of our world and lives?
  • How are mobile devices giving students access to new perspectives and new landscapes?

The National Humanities Center (NHC) is celebrating forty years of supporting excellence in humanities research and pedagogy. Located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the NHC provides blended professional development opportunities and instructional materials for educators of all levels. These resources bridge the divide between scholarship and the classroom—and aim to create more effective environments for teaching and learning.
Andy Mink Join Andy Mink, NHC Vice President for Education Programs, in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for Humanities in Class: Critical Inquiry and Classroom Practice in the Information Age to learn more about emerging trends in humanities education with a particular emphasis on the digital environment. This hands-on session will feature guides and resources in support of disciplinary practice—including U.S. and world history, English language and literature, music, art history, classics, geography, civics, and philosophy. Participants will receive new digital resources with classroom-ready materials as well as opportunities for new workshops and seminars.

Location: UT-Austin Campus, Gebauer Building, Third Floor Conference Room (GEB 3.312)

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Parking: Public parking is available in the San Antonio Garage (SAG) at 2420 San Antonio Street (located between 24th and 25th Streets). This link provides additional information about parking on campus as well as a map showing the SAG parking garage.

Reception: All attendees are invited to attend a reception at the Byrne-Reed House from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Cosponsored by the National Humanities Center, Humanities Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, this event will be a celebration of the Center’s ongoing national work in the humanities. Enjoy wine and beer and the music of Austin native Matt Smith.

This workshop is free and open to educators at all levels. RSVP about your attendance no later than Friday, January 30, 2018. Space is limited so reserve your place soon!
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