Join leading national thinkers discussing the value, relevance and public mission of the humanities outside the walls of a university. Professor from various disciplines have been invited to The Lab to engage audiences in finding common ground between the coffeehouse and the university.

Thursday, October 4, 2007
Stephen Prothero
Religious Literacy and the American Scholar

Stephen Prothero is the author of numerous books, most recently Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know. He had been a guest of such programs as Oprah and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is the chair of the Department of Religion at Boston University.

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Patricia Limerick

Patricia Limerick is the author of The Legacy of Conquest and is a MacArthur fellow. Professor Limerick has served on a number of advisory boards and committees, most recently for Ken Burns’ and Stephen Ives’ eight-part PBS series The West. She is a Professor of History at the University of Colorado and Associate Director of Cu’s Minority Arts and Sciences Program, and Chair of the Board for the Center for the American West.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Philip Joseph
Ward Churchill, Duke Lacrosse, and the New American Scholar

Philip Joseph is the author of American Literacy Regionalism in a Global Age. With other colleagues in CU-Denver’s English Department, he co-founded the Center for Public Humanities at the University of Colorado-Denver and Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC). He is an Assistant Professor of English at UCDHSC.