Skip to main content

Interdisciplinary Humanities Symposium

This symposium took place on Novemebr 19, 2021 and showcased Yale's rich collection of resources in the humanities. The event consisted of research presentations from faculty and graduate students whose work engages with Yale collections, galleries, libraries, research centers, and institutes, as well as an info fair where attendees could learn how those resources could support their own learning, research, and teaching.

Links to the recordings of the presentations can be found here and info fair attendees can be found below.



Welcome Remarks


Teaching Within and Beyond the University with the Yale Prison Education Initiative” - Minh Vu (Ph.D. Student, American Studies and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)


Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY)” - Judith Lichtman (Susan Dwight Bliss Professor and Chair of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health; Director of the Humanities, Arts and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative)


Digital Humanities at Yale: resources and initiatives” - Ayesha Ramachandran (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature) & Christophe Schuwey (Assistant Professor of French)




Teaching Object-Driven Inquiry on West Campus” - Edward Cooke (Charles F Montgomery Professor of the History of Art; Director of the Center of Study in American Decorative Arts and Material Culture; Professor of American Studies)


Out of Place: Re-situating objects from Yale’s collections” - Chitra Ramalingam (Lecturer, History of Science and Medicine)


Highlights from the Yale Divinity Special Collections” - Claire Barnes (Masters Student in Religion and Ecology, Yale Divinity School)

Info Fair attendees:

Info Fair will take place in HQ134

ARCHAIA (Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies)

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research

Divinity Library

Dwight Hall at Yale

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Gilmore Music Library

Graduate Writing Lab

Haas Family Arts Library

Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

Lewis Walpole Library

MacMillan Center

Marx Science and Social Science Library

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Public Humanities Program

Sterling Memorial Library Specialists

Whitney Humanities Center

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate Program

Wurtele Study Center

Yale Babylonian Collection

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration

Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Yale Prison Education Initiative

Yale School of Art

Yale University Art Gallery