The Value of Care

Responding to the needs of others and relying upon others are twin conditions of human interconnectedness. The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s 2013-14 series “The Value of Care” will explore the many ways that cultures have organized themselves around care as a creative and transformative constant of life, how they have fostered bonds that enable individuals and groups to survive and thrive, and how institutional practices of care have an ambivalent potential: able to legitimate the vulnerable populations they serve or deprive them of a viable place in society.

Throughout the year, “The Value of Care” will feature philosophers, documentary filmmakers, architects, artists, bioethicists, journalists, mental health professionals, labor historians and other scholars, who will present projects about care from diverse perspectives.

Past Events

talk
January 23rd, 2014
Hull Lecture on Women and Social Justice
January 9th, 2014
Performance
November 13th, 2013
TALK
October 22nd, 2013