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  • Please join us for the 9th Annual Taft Research Symposium, featuring the work of our Center Fellows. Each fellow will present their work, followed by dialogue from a selected interlocutor, and Q&A. The keynote address will be give by Bill McKibben. For the symposium schedule, please click here.

    McKibben Poster

    Symposium Poster

  • The humanitiesNOW Taft Graduate Conference will be held March 4 - 6, at the Taft Research Center. This conference will feature the work of our 14 Dissertation Fellows from English & Comparative Literature, History, German Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Sociology. Our keynote speakers are

    Michael Lynch
    Professor of Philosophy
    Director of the Humanities Institute
    University of Connecticut
    Sara Guyer
    Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies
    Director of the Center for the Humanities
    University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • For the complete conference schedule, click here.

  • Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben is the Keynote for 9th Annual Taft Research Symposium. Join us at TUC Cinema on March 12th, 4:30 PM, for an inspiring address.

McKibben Poster

  • Registration for the Undergraduate Research Conference is now open. To find our more information or to register for the conference, visit the website here.

  • Registration for the 2015 Graduate Student Expo & Poster Forum is now open. This event will occur on Friday, March 6, in the Tangeman University Center. The deadline is January 25. For more information, follow the link follow the link here.

  • Faculty grant writing seminars and workshops to be held in April. To view the announcement, click here. To signup, contact Dawn O'Neill at