OHC moves its lectures and work-in-progress talks online

Microphone on stand

The Oregon Humanities Center is moving its schedule of lectures and work-in-progress talks online in response to coronavirus restrictions.

The list includes three live online lectures. All are free, but registration is required. They will also be recorded for viewing later:

“What is the Role of Ethics in a Post-truth World?”
John Frohnmayer, a 1972 law school graduate and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Tuesday, May 5, 4 p.m. Register.

“Deep Ethics in the Age of the Algorithm” (title subject to change)
Paul Root Wolpe, Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics and director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Thursday, May 14, 4 p.m. Register. 

“Elastic: Flexible Thinking for our Time of Change” (title subject to change)
Leonard Mlodinow, theoretical physicist and author of “Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change,” Thursday, May 21, 4 p.m. Register.

The center also is taking its series of Friday talks given by current faculty members and graduate fellows online. The fellows give a brief talk about their current research project followed by a Q&A from attendees. This term the center will be hosting these talks online via Zoom.

Here is the upcoming schedule:

“How Should a Communist Grieve?: Ba Jin’s Revolutionary Mourning”
Roy Chan, East Asian languages and literatures, Friday, May 8, noon. Register.

“Memory and Erasure of Settler Violence in Early Oregon, 1848–1928”
Marc Carpenter, doctoral candidate, history, Friday, May 29, noon. Register.

“What IF There are No Individuals? Microbial Biology and Environmental Ethics”
Nicolae Morar, philosophy and environmental studies, Friday, June 5, noon. Register.