Intersections: Animating Conversations with the Humanities is a 3-year program of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, the Humanities Center will assist faculty members with identifying shared research and teaching interests in the humanities and beyond at UF.
The Intersections: Animating Conversations with the Humanities program will fund four Intersections Groups, which are interdisciplinary groups of faculty and graduate students with members from the humanities and allied fields who work together to address grand-challenge questions in their research and teaching (more information on this funding opportunity is forthcoming).
All UF faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to participate in the Intersections Collaborating with Strangers and Idea Café Table events to meet potential collaborators and discover hidden resources for their work. Please see information on how to RSVP below.
Collaborating with Strangers (CoLAB) Workshops
Thursday, 7 December, 2017 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm or
Friday, 5 January, 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smathers Library 100
Hey Stranger... looking for a way to combine forces with other folks in the humanities and beyond? Collaborating
with Strangers workshops connect students, faculty, and researchers on
campus during 3-minute speed-meetings. You’ll walk away with more
resources, solutions, and creative ideas than you ever imagined! Focused conversations will yield the following:
1) potential collaborative relationships;
2) generation of research “grand challenge” questions spanning disciplines; and,
3) problem solving of issues by discovering hidden resources.
CoLAB Workshops will be followed by lunch.
CoLAB Idea Table Cafés
Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm or
Friday, 19 January, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Smathers Library 100
Join other CoLABers for Idea Table Cafés where we will extend the benefits of CoLAB Workshops by expanding the connections and ideas that were generated during a CoLAB Workshop. This facilitated, casual environment will stimulate new possibilities of working with each other to combine research, teaching, and other collaborative opportunities.
CoLAB Idea Table Café sessions will be followed by a lunch or reception.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, department, date(s) you plan to attend, and your email address. Although we hope that interested scholars will attend a CoLAB and then an Idea Table Café, you are welcome to attend any and all events.
These events are open to all UF faculty, staff, and students.
These events are sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Intersections: Animating Conversations with the Humanities, and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
Learn about Intersections: Animating Conversations with the Humanities. More information can be found here.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611