Ideas on Tap

Setting the Bar for Engaging Conversations

Ideas on Tap

Some of the most memorable and important conversations—deep conversations about literature, history, and culture—often happen with friends, over a meal or a drink.

Our Ideas on Tap series is designed to convene these sorts of informal, informative, and provocative conversations, and to strengthen them with a scholar’s content expertise.

Upcoming events

Tue 26

Ideas on Tap: Not Just a Musical: The Book of Mormon as Text

September 26
7:00 pm
ArtsRiot, Burlington
The Book of Mormon inspired controversy even before its first publication in 1830. To believers, it is an ancient Christian scripture, discovered and translated by Joseph Smith, Jr., originally from Vermont, following a divine revelation. Join UVM literature professor Elizabeth Fenton for an introduction to The Book of Mormon and a discussion of its (very complicated) structure and plot-lines, as well as its history. Read More »
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Wed 11

Ideas on Tap: Vandals, Vigilantes, or Virtuosos? The History and Power of Street Art

October 11
7:00 pm
ArtsRiot, Burlington
Street art is one of the most popular and best-selling genres of art today. As we explore the transgressive practices of street artists, Champlain College Professor David Mills will confront questions about the ownership and control of public places, about power and difference in the imagescape of the city, and about the nature, value, and place of art in society. Read More »
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UVM Humanities Center logoWe are pleased to partner with the University of Vermont’s Humanities Center for these events, which are held at the ArtsRiot restaurant, bar and performing space in Burlington.