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March 2022

IN THE FOREST OF THE BLIND

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Zoom Link:  https://scrippscollege.zoom.us/j/95229622532 Please join us for a conversation with Professor Matthew King (University of California at Riverside) about his new book about the many lives of Faxian's Foguo ji. The talk will focus on the possibilities for thinking about more global histories for the humanities. Professor King draws on indigenous methods, the critical Asian humanities, feminist critiques, and also deorientalising and deimperializing scholarship in Islamic Studies. In the Forest of the Blind is a rather experimental history of the…

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April 2022

Humanities Institute Conference: You Just Believe That Because…

April 21 - April 22

Your most cherished beliefs did not emerge in a vacuum. You believe what you do because of who and where you are, your personal trajectory, and, ultimately, the long history of events and ideas leading up to your life. This is sometimes emphasized by others as a way to debunk or undermine one’s views. These kinds of objections are familiar: “You just believe that because you’re a woman!” “You just believe that because you’re friends with the defendant!” or “You…

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