Annual Fall Conference

Exploring a Humanities Subject in Depth

Annual Fall Conference

Each November since 1974, the Vermont Humanities Council has explored a humanities topic in depth at its fall conference. Over about a day and a half, conference goers explore a humanities topic through a variety of lectures with experts in their field. Scholars and attendees discuss topics with one another and share in camaraderie.

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867 - 1939) to the play by William Shakespeare. Act 2 scene 1, Titania and Oberon:

Fall Conference 2021: “This Mazed World:” The Humanities and Climate Change

As climate scientists warn of an escalating, and perhaps uncontrollable, catastrophe in the making and as Americans witness the intensity of climate disruption in western wildfires and eastern hurricanes, we need the humanities to help us make sense of our changing world, build resilience, and work to change the path we are on. Learn more about “This Mazed World.”

Conference image from A Midsummer Night’s Dream illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Act 2 scene 1, Titania and Oberon.

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