1963 Then & Now: A 60-Year Retrospective of America


Please join us for an interdisciplinary symposium co-presented by the Stanford Humanities Center and Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.

Conference / Symposium
Race & Ethnicity
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Educating the Silicon Citizen: Literature, Philosophy, and the Case for Slow Tech
Presumably, it has never been a good time for the Humanities. Perhaps because it is simply in the nature of the discipline to find itself perpetually in crisis, lagging behind the times, dragging its leaden feet made out of indelible words, asking for more and more time in a civilization perpetually in a rush. It is constantly on the edge of a precipice, but we cannot deny that, while it is awkwardly balancing itself on the edge, it does enjoy magnificent views. After all, our field does not thrive on security, on solid facts, on controlled experiments with measurable outcomes.