The 2018–19 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s public events series Social Securities will consider human security throughout history and into the present. What protections are necessary to ensure a person’s or a society’s security? In what situations are individuals, groups and communities of diverse formations rendered insecure? Is security always to be valued, or can its relinquishing create new opportunities for agency and discovery?
Drawing upon perspectives from the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences, the programs and events of Social Securities will focus on the diverse human experiences of security and consider how people in a variety of social, political and cultural contexts respond to conditions of precarity and uncertainty.