Sept 16 – Hood College hosts Humanities Conference

This fall, Hood College will host its first-ever student research conference in humanities. The conference, “Discovering Humanities at Hood,” is designed to highlight the exciting work of students in humanities-related programs. The all-day conference is set for September 16th in Whitaker and will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Bethany Wiggin. She is an Associate Professor of German and the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her work in the environmental humanities program, she has organized a variety of conferences and events exploring the intersection of research in the arts and sciences.

Dr. Corey Campion, director of the MA in Humanities program and co-organizer of the conference says, “The conference has two objectives. First, and most importantly, we wanted to give students a chance to share and receive feedback on their work in the humanities in a conference setting without the expense of a regular academic conference. For many of our undergraduate and graduate students, attending an academic conference is not an option for a variety of reasons, from work schedules to financial concerns. Not wanting our students to miss out on the rich intellectual exchange that can take place at such conferences, we decided to host one here at Hood. Second, we want the conference to serve as a celebration of the humanities and the students and faculty in this discipline.”

Even if you’re not a student participant, all students are encouraged to attend and partake in this important exchange of ideas.   For more information contact Dr. Corey Campion at 301-696-3227 or


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