These events are co-sponsored by the UNH Library and the UNH College of Liberal Arts.
The University of New Hampshire will welcome former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William D. Adams as he discusses NEH’s public humanities work. Adams was appointed chairman of NEH by former President Barack Obama in 2014. Prior to serving at NEH, he was president of Colby College and Bucknell University. He is currently a senior fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.
Adams recently shared some thoughts about Why the Humanities Matter in an interview with UNH Today.
Register online or call 603-862-1541
Adams will be on campus March 27 and 28 for a presentation and roundtable discussion. Attendance is free for both programs, but advance registration is required.
The Common Good: The Humanities & Public Life
Tuesday, March 27
This presentation will address the ways humanists at universities can bring their perspectives and insights to bear on public life in the United States in these challenging times.
Grand Challenges and the Humanities: A Roundtable & Community Discussion
Wednesday, March 28
Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library
The panelists are William Adams; Heidi Bostic, dean of the UNH College of Liberal Arts; and Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire.