2011 Conference

Spring, 2011 - San Francisco, California


March 3 to 5, 2011




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The 2011 San Francisco conference of the Humanities Research and Education Association will center around Transformations.

          HERA is exploring Transformations that occur in four groupings or "streams"; transformative Humanities pedagogy, Humanities research, creative contributions, and making the most of this transformative moment.

          Transformative Humanities Pedagogy highlights Humanities teaching at all levels, engaged learning, and teaching to transform

          Transformative Humanities Research includes Humanities research in many disciplines including but not limited to Architecture, Art, Art History, Aesthetics, Classics, Composition, Dance, Design, Film Studies, History, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Music Theater, Philosophy, Religion and Theater, Humanities research in many different areas including but not limited to Globalization, Sexuality, Gender, Family, Technology, Ethnic studies, the Environment, and Sustainability studies.

    Transformative Creative Contributions include active Humanities contributions through workshops, performances, and discussion groups.

          Making the Most of this Transformative Moment explores using the Humanities, including Humanities Education and Research, in ways that avoid pitfalls like cynicism and embrace qualities like optimism and courage as we use our power to make the most of this transformative moment

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>Click here for a .pdf flyer to mail to friends and colleagues, or to post around campus, museums, music venues, or wherever people who appreciate the Humanities congregate.

For more information contact: Shawn Tucker at stucker@elon.edu or Marcia Green at mgreen@sfsu.edu.


Keynote Speaker Announced

Henry M. Sayre

Henry M. Sayre, Distinguished Professor of Art History, will be HERA's 2011 keynote speaker. His topic is:

"Transforming Olympia: Manet, the Slave Trade, and the Humanistic Enterprise"

The keynote address will be on Friday, March 4 at 7 pm. Professor Sayre will also be signing copies of his books at the reception following the address. He is the author of numerous works, including: A World of Art, Writing about Art, and his most recent book (from Pearson) The Humanities. For more information about Professor Sayre, the link is: http://www.osucascades.edu/academics/art/sayre


Conference Site

Hotel Whitcomb

Located at 1231 Market Street, San Francisco's historic Hotel Whitcomb is an early 20th-century masterpiece that is a favorite among travelers.

When you walk through the front doors of this landmark hotel you’ll discover an elegant boutique hotel with high cathedral ceilings and lovely interiors recalling turn-of-the-century architecture. History makes the Hotel Whitcomb unique in structure and aura. After the 1906 earthquake ruined the city, the hotel served as San Francisco’s City Hall from 1912 to 1915.

The hotel is offering HERA conference attendees a transformative deal: $79 per night. This rate is good three days before and three days after the conference allowing attendees to get the most out of their San Francisco experience. All reservations must be made directly through the hotel by calling 415-626-8000.