Fall Conference 2019

Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations

November 15-16, University of Vermont

Saturday Morning Breakout Sessions

Sat 16

How to Save an Alphabet

November 16
11:00 am
- 12:15 pm
More than 85% of the world's alphabets are in danger of extinction, threatening the wisdom, history and sense of identity of the culture that created them. A global movement among indigenous and minority groups now aims to reclaim these languages. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

“Whose Land Have I Come to Now?”: The Foreigner in Homer’s Odyssey (Part 2)

November 16
11:00 am
- 12:15 pm
After Odysseus awakens on the shores of his native Ithaca, he thinks he is once again among foreign peoples. Yet Homer suggests a model for a reciprocal relationship between the familiar and the foreign. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

What’s Good with Home: Addiction and Adulation in Our Safe Place

November 16
11:00 am
- 12:15 pm
In this talk, Kiese Laymon will explore the perpetual state of running to and away from home for children born to addicted parents, and in addicted places. That means you. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

Voices of the World

November 16
11:00 am
- 12:15 pm
Four panelists from differing countries will share their stories as refugees and answer questions in a facilitated conversation. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

Discussion and Reflection on the Theme

November 16
11:00 am
- 12:15 pm
Vermont Humanities program scholar Suzanne Brown will expertly lead attendees in a discussion of three to four short selections exploring the theme of journeys and migrations. Participants will receive these materials in advance of the conference. (Registration required.) Read More »