2013–14 Tanner Talks: Knowledge and Community

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme “Knowledge and Community.”


2013–14 Tanner Talks: Knowledge and Community

Wednesday, October 2, 11:30–12:45, Agricultural Science Building 101

John C. Allen, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will present the inaugural lecture for our series entitled "Knowledge and Community." Dr. Allen has extensively studied the social networks that form spontaneously, especially in rural communities. He has also served as a mediator in conflicts in those communities. His lecture will draw upon his scholarship and experience, and introduce our series. The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme "Knowledge and Community," are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


2013–14 Tanner Talks: Information and Access: Sharing Knowledge Across Virtual Communities

Wednesday, October 23, 11:30–12:45, Library 101

Peter Binfield (physicist & publisher of PeerJ, an open-access journal), Rebecca Frost Davis (an expert on digital humanities at St. Edward's University) and Adam Moore (an expert on information ethics at University of Washington) will discuss the terms, the movements, and the philosophical impetus for and potential shortcomings of higher education as it becomes “digital” and “open.” The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme "Knowledge and Community," are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


2013–14 Tanner Talks: Community and the Demise of Local Newspapers

Wednesday, November 13, 11:30–12:45, Agricultural Science Building 101

Media veterans Jeremiah Stettler (social media manager for Social5), Keriann Strickland (senior editor of iwantherjob.com), Angela Brown (SLUG magazine) and Patricia Quijano Dark, (Deseret Connect's Spanish-language products) will offer their insights, concerns, warnings and prognostications as local newspapers begin to go out of business. The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme "Knowledge and Community," are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


2013–14 Tanner Talks: Society through Religious Revolution

Friday, February 7, 12:00–1:00, Library 101

Conflict, Community, and Consumption: The Making of Modernity in the Reformation Era

The European conflicts over Christian truth in the 16th and 17th centuries tore communities apart and led to fundamental changes in ideas, institutions, and practices that remain influential today. Brad Gregory (Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame) is a leading historian of early modern Europe, and will discuss how the Reformation era led to modern Western societies held together by sovereign nations and shared practices of consumption. The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme "Knowledge and Community," are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


2013–14 Tanner Talks: Community and the Liberal Arts

Wednesday, March 19, 11:30–12:45, Library 101

The Liberal Arts aim at teaching us to think freely and critically over broad areas of knowledge. How have those in the Liberal Arts come to contribute to our communities? And what does the undervaluing of the liberal arts mean for our future? Victor Ferrall (president emeritus of Beloit College and author of Liberal Arts at the Brink) will explore these questions and share his insights. The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme "Knowledge and Community," are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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