Our social, political, and religious climate has been dominated recently by a mood of collective fear, regarding everything from economic anxiety, an uncertain poliitcal future, the outbreak of new and frightening diseases, mass shootings, social tension and violence between law enforcement and communities of color, environmental and technological dangers, and the threat of terrorism both foreign and domestic. Where is there room for hope in such times of uncertainty and fear? Indeed, what would hope look like? What might the interplay be between hope and fear as we reflect on the past, present, and future not only of this country, but of humanity as a whole? How might respect and compassion overcome division and mistrust in our discourse and interactions? What do the various disciplines of the humanities have to offer on the subjects of hope and fear, both in our own time as well as for all time? Keynote speaker: Nell Irvin Painter.
We invite paper proposals from both faculty and graduate students for an interdisciplinary conference in the humanities to be held at Carroll College in Helena, MT, March 31-April 1, 2017. Please send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9, 2017.
Dane J. Cash, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT 59625