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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

Like everyone, we at the Stanford Humanities Center are adapting to a situation that continues to evolve on a daily basis. I'm writing to provide you with an update, since, unsurprisingly, the global health crisis has affected our public-facing programming.

All Spring Quarter events have been cancelled through June, including the annual Presidential Lecture in the Humanities, which was to feature Professor Achille Mbembe from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. We'll be glad to welcome Professor Mbembe later in 2020, and are making good progress on rescheduling other events for the next academic year.

And while our live programs might not be happening right now, we are not dark online. The Center continues to support the diverse humanities research being done by our community of scholars, wherever it may be happening.

You can stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As we celebrate the Stanford Humanities Center’s 40th anniversary this year, we will be looking back at some of the recent highlights and celebrating our current fellows.

I look forward to staying in touch with you and hope to welcome you back to the Center soon.

With best wishes,

Roland Greene
Director, Stanford Humanities Center

Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities
Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Professor of English and Comparative Literature