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Signature Events

Throughout the year, the RPW Center hosts and co-sponsors events that are separate from our seminar and themed programming. Here’s where you can find details for previous and upcoming events. 

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Past Events

October 21, 2021, 4 PM at the RPW Center 

Meet the Pod: This inclusive podcasting community at Vanderbilt offers the opportunity for both current and aspiring podcasters to come together to connect, problem-solve, and share resources.  

October 20, 2021, 4 PM via Zoom 

Humanities on the Hill. Heather Bloemhard, Assistant Director, Office of Federal Relations. 

January 29, 2020 

Humanities for the Next Generation. Roundtable with Paula Krebs  (Executive Director, Modern Language Association)  and Jim Grossman  (Executive Director, American Historical Association)  January 29.  The RPW Center also arranged for Grossman and Krebs to participate in a roundtable at  TSU  and  for Grossman to be the guest for  Vanderbilt’s Career Center’s  “Advice with a Slice” session.  

The Humanities  Think Tank: Applying  the Humanities  to Real World Problems. Spotlight: Climate Change.  October 8.   Michael Bess  (history),  Jennifer Fay  (cinema & media arts, English),  Michael Vandenbergh  (Law School), and  Mary Beth Ikard (Nashville Mayor’s Office of Sustainability).   

September 27, 2019 

Humanities 20/20: Creating a Vision at Vanderbilt.  Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, professor of English and director of digital humanities, Michigan State University, and author of  Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University,. This half-day conference for faculty and graduate students  looked to answer the questions of “What Matters? Who Counts? What’s Next?” for the humanities at Vanderbilt.   Fitzpatrick kicked the event off with her keynote address, “What Matters? Who Counts?”  Afterwards, participants  broke  into groups to brainstorm about “What’s Next?” before coming together to share and discuss a vision and next steps.