Humanities to the Rescue 3/27-3/29/20: "Performance, Publics, Possibility"

The HI Performance Research Workshop is honored to organize this Humanities to the Rescue symposium in tandem with the visit of Nick Cave (2019-20 Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities). 


Taking as inspiration Nick Cave’s artistic-activist praxis, the “Performance, Publics, Possibility” symposium explores arts and humanities-based practices of imagining and enacting more equitable and just social formations by way of performance’s capacities to engage publics. Please join us for a day of performances, panels, and camaraderie. Brunch is included.

Details are accessible via this master link:

Events over the three days include

  • An evening with Nick Cave (Friday March 27)
  • A workshop with Susan Leigh Foster (Friday March 27)
  • A full-day symposium with artists and scholars working across multiple cultures, disciplines, and practices (Saturday March 28)
  • A Dance MFA performance (Sunday March 29)

Please note:   some events ask that you RSVP.

The support of many bring these possibilities in performance to you: the Humanities Institute, the Arts Collaboratory, the Melodia E. Jones Chair, the Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative, the Gender Institute, the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, the Department of Theatre & Dance, and the HI Performance Research Workshop.

All are warmly encouraged to attend, and to invite students, colleagues, friends, and members of the community.