Past Conferences

Documenting Violence

Exhumations at La Verbena Cemetery-photo by James Rodríguez

"Seeing the Disappeared"
Oct. 11-12, 2016

Research on violence in Guatemala, the former Yugoslavia, and the U.S., including the events of September 11, 2001, will be presented.

Wonder Woman Symposium

Wonder Woman Symposium - Sept. 22-24

Sept. 22-24, 2016

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, we are hosting a symposium that celebrates the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism. Centering on the figure of Wonder Woman and her heirs, this symposium will feature plenary addresses by major creators in the industry and historians of the comics world, and workshops by comics creators on creating graphic narratives and comics.

2016 Neuroscience Symposium


Neuroscience of the Social Brain
April 7-8, 2016

This symposium features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge research on mechanisms underlying social behavior.

International Conference- Why the Humanities?

Humanities Conference

Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences
July 9-12, 2015

The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well being but also for responsible citizenship and social justice, such as empathy, self-knowledge, and moral judgment.