December 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Humanities and the Future: A One-Day Symposium

    Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Time: All Day

    These events are open to students, members of the Drury community and the public. Daytime events require registration. You can select which events you will attend during the day, or you can register for the full day. (Please note that registration is not required for Dr. Schillace's 5:30 p.m. talk in Reed Auditorium.) 



    Hoblit Suite, Panhellenic Building

    9 - 9:45 a.m.: Check in, coffee and conversation

    9:45 a.m.: Welcome


    10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    The Digital Humanities: Current Projects, Future Possibilities

    • Brian Grubbs. Manager, Local History & Genealogy Department, Springfield-Greene County Library District. Project Director, Missouri Over There.
    • Howard Rambsy. Associate Professor of Literature at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Coordinator, the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club.
    • Chris Branton. Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Lead Advisor Game Development at Drury.
    • John F. Chuchiak IV. Director of the Honors College, Professor of Colonial Latin American History, holder of the Rich & Doris Young Honors College endowed professorship, Missouri State University. 


    Noon - 1 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    Findlay Student Center, Ballroom


    1 - 2 p.m.

    Reading Discussion:

    “Introduction” and Chapter One of The Case for the Humanities: Pedagogy, Polity, Interdisciplinarity, by Eric Touya de Marenne.


    For a 20% discount when ordering The Case for the Humanities, registrants should order via the publisher’s link and enter the promotion code RLEGEN18 when ordering.


    2:15 to 3:45 p.m.

    The Medical Humanities: Medicine, Narrative, and the Human Experience

    Hoblit Suite in Drury’s Panhellenic Building

    • Shannon Wooden, Associate Professor, English, Missouri State University.
    • Marnie Watson, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Missouri State University.
    • Brian Carter, M.D. and Sirridge Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the UMKC School of Medicine. Co-Director of the Bioethics Certificate Course with Children's Mercy Bioethics Center.


    4:00 p.m. Reception

    The Rose O’Neill House


    Evening Event:

    5:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Brandy Schillace

    Dread Tech: Stories of Unintended Consequences of Humans and Machines

    Reed Auditorium, Trustee Science Center

    Brandy Schillace, PhD, works at the intersections of medicine, history, technology, and literature. She is Editor in Chief of BMJ's Medical Humanities, a journal that promotes cross-disciplinary conversation. Brandy also works as senior research associate and public engagement fellow for the Dittrick Museum of Medical History, and is the founder of Dósis, an online magazine for medical humanities and social justice. As an author, historian, and public intellectual, Brandy seeks to bring the unique stories of the past to life–for our greatest innovations and loftiest triumphs come most frequently from the arena where science and story meet.

    Contact: Katie Gilbert | 417-873-6941