Reclaiming the Workshop

Reclaiming the Workshop as a Collaborative Pedagogy
Symposium, October 27–28, 2017
Pembroke Hall 305. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.

Reclaiming the Workshop as a Collaborative Pedagogy challenges the division between pedagogy for higher education and pedagogy for the people, between "high" and "low" education, and between technical and humanistic education.

In this symposium, interdisciplinary scholars, educators, artists, activists and community organizers will explore an ecologically grounded humanistic pedagogy that deploys everyday entry points: memories and languages, food and health, art and performance, livelihood and dwelling.

Participants will use the workshop as a site of exchange among peers. Speakers, instead of being divided into distinct panels to present individual papers, will join all sessions and enter in conversation with all present. The objective is to create a space of collaborative thinking to discuss practices, references, and ideas for further collaboration. (* denotes topic of remarks presented in the session.)

Friday, October 27

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Coffee

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Welcome – Amanda Anderson, Director, Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Revisiting the Workshop: Space of Learning and UnLearning 
Aarti Kawlra, International Institute for Asian Studies and Françoise Vergès, Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University and Fondation Maison des Sciences de L'homme

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conversation I: Teaching Humanities, Pedagogies of Dissent
Moderator: Aarti Kawlra
Tharaphi Than, Northern Illinois University
Finding a Safe Zone and Challenges in Higher Ed: Personal Experiences at NIU and Mandalay
Yoko Inoue, Bennington College
* make.shift.
Philippe Peycam, International Institute for Asian Studies
From Cambodia to Africa-Asia’s ‘Humanities Across Borders’: Some Reflections on Local-Global Academic Engagements
Debjani Bhattacharyya, Drexel University
Imagination and the Classroom
Trica D. Keaton, Dartmouth College
* Silencing, Violence, and Abuses of Power
Thomas Asher, Social Science Research Council
Title TBA
Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
Frank Leon Roberts, New York University
Ariella Azoulay, Brown University

Saturday, October 28

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Morning Coffee

9:30 am – 11:15 am
Conversation II: Teaching Humanities, Pedagogies of Dissent
Moderator: Françoise Vergès
Tharaphi Than, Northern Illinois University
Yoko Inoue, Bennington College
Philippe Peycam, International Institute for Asian Studies
Debjani Bhattacharyya, Drexel University
Trica D. Keaton, Dartmouth College
Thomas Asher, Social Science Research Council
Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
Changing the Task: This Work in These Times 
Frank Leon Roberts, New York University
* Teaching the Black Lives Matter Movement 
Ariella Azoulay, Brown University
Where are the Perpetrators: Thoughts on Photography and Collaboration

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Reflections and Conversation III
Amanda Anderson, Director, Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Tricia Rose, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America