Prior to the Institute for the Humanities Fellowship, the Institute ran an Interdisciplinary Forum that invited faculty to discuss their works in progress in a friendly, academic environment, perhaps with a refreshing beverage on Friday afternoons at Moe’s Barbeque. At the beginning of each semester, the Institute sent out a call for papers on a broad theme and invites faculty from all disciplines in all parts of the college to apply. The authors of the accepted papers then presented their work briefly to faculty from around the University, leaving plenty of time for questions and discussion. Past topics and themes included hording in rural areas (sociology), racist distortion in space (philosophy), and nature reclaiming man-made objects (studio art).



Theme: Mississippi Matters

  • Developing a Process for Creativity and Problem Solving in introductory Art Courses

    Gregory Martin

  • Mississippi’s Black Swan: Insight into “Black Swan Records” and the Representation of Mississippi African-American Classical Musicians in the early 1900s

    Garrett Torbert

  • White Supremacy in Medicine

    Michael Murphy


  • Fourth Century BCE Greece and the Beginning of the Anthropocene Epoch

    Peter Corrigan

  • On the Organism and Freedom: Revisiting Goethe’s Problem with Objectification in Natural Science

    Sally Hatch Gray

  • Mastering the Human Predator-Parasite Within at the Advent of the Anthropocene Epoch: Michel Serres's Ecocidal Vision of the World of Tomorrow

    Keith Moser

  • After Nature

    Thursday, February 08, 2018

  • The Anthropocene: The Beginning of the End?

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Dissonance: Art and Inequality through Visual Language

    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Gregory Martin

  • Are We in a State of Climate Confusion? Moving Beyond Uncertainties in Climate Science to Ensure Accessible and Sustainable Sources of Energy

    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Chrisopher Fuhrnmann, Vasileios Sassanis

  • Catalonia: Nationalism as a Performance

    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Dr. Robert Harland

  • The ‘Everydayness’ in the Reentry Classroom: Making Ethically Sensitive Citizens

    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Dr. Karen Williams

  • Change in governance of ecological systems through climate change and human modification

    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Dr. Scott Rush

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Recipient Data Integrity

    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Dr. John Woody