I am planning to propose a panel on humanistic perspectives on crime for the 2017 National Humanities Conference, to be held Nov. 2-5 in Boston. I am seeking presenters to discuss strategies for incorporating humanistic perspectives into community conversations about crime, policing, and incarceration. The arts, literature, philosophy, and history have the potential to bridge disparate perspectives, which is crucial in addressing such a divisive and important issue. Ideally the panel will include a mix of academic and community-oriented perspectives. Topics could include:
- Attracting diverse community members to discussions about crime
- Moderating discussions to ensure free and civil dialogue
- Creating arts and literary programming to spur community discussion
- Liaising with law enforcement and other stakeholders
- Sharing academic perspectives on crime with the broader community
The format will be a panel discussion (a discussion in front of an audience, rather than a series of papers).
For consideration please email a short (250 word) proposal and biosketch, CV, or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2017.
Katherine Gaudet, University of New Hampshire