Lecture

What Are The Global Humanities, and What Are They Good For?

Location: Room #108, Harris Hall (Map it)

A talk by Sheldon Pollock, the Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies at Columbia University, in conversation with Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern Department of History.

Reception to follow.

Professor Pollock specializes in Sanskrit philology, Indian intellectual and literary history, and, increasingly, comparative intellectual history. He is General Editor of the Murty Classical Library of India (Harvard University Press), and principal investigator of “SARIT: Enriching Digital Collections in Indology,” supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Bilateral Digital Humanities Program. His publications include The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India (2006), which won the Coomaraswamy Prize from the Association of Asian Studies as well as the Lionel Trilling Award. In 2014 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Presented by The Global Humanities Initiative, in conjunction with the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the Asian Studies Program, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

Ticket Information

Free—Public welcome!