Migration and the Humanities: A Conference, with a reading by Junot Díaz

Date: 

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00pm to Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:15pm

Location: 

Day 1: Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street | Day 2: Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street

The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard presents Migration and the Humanities: A Conference, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar: Migration and the Humanities: A Conference

Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Runs: 2/8-9
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Thursday, February 8, 6 p.m., Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

author Junot Díaz, photo credit Steve Bisgrove
author Junot Díaz, photo credit Steve Bisgrove
Performance by members of the Silkroad Ensemble
Edward Perez ’00, bass
Martine Thomas ’18, viola
Hadi Eldebek, oud

Introductions by Drew Gilpin Faust and Homi Bhabha, Harvard University
 
Reading by novelist Junot Díaz,
followed by a conversation with New York Times book critic Parul Sehgal and Homi Bhabha

Friday, February 9, 10 a.m., Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street

Panel I: Identity and Dignity
Panel II: Survival and Security

 
Participants include:
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University
Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University
Inderpal Grewal, Yale University
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, University of Texas, Austin
John Hamilton, Harvard University
Bernard Harcourt, Columbia University
Lisa Lowe, Tufts University
Uday Mehta, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tommie Shelby, Harvard University
 
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.