The objective of the Culture, Power, and History Workshop is to provide a place to discuss research, opening up the process of knowledge creation by focusing on work-in-progress while building interdisciplinary links among students, faculty, researchers, and anyone interested in meaning creation (culture), inequalities (power), and social change (history).

Our workshops and seminars are free and open to the public. For our workshops we ask presenters to send us a work-in-progress at least a week in advance. We’ll post the paper here, and encourage participants to read the paper beforehand. We developed a set of guidelines to promote a constructive and fruitful discussion. For our seminars presenters are encouraged, but not required, to send us work in advance of their talk. Participants should expect to engage in a more traditional question and answer session.

The Culture, Power and History Workshop meets on Fridays from 3:30-5pm (changes to this schedule will be announced on our Schedule page).  

Workshop News and Updates:

Our 2017-2018 workshop series is entitled “Facts and Fictions: Global Perspectives on Policy Knowledge” which will examine, from a global, interdisciplinary perspective, how forms of knowledge, expertise and meaning-making shape various policy arenas. We will have discussions of current research by Trina Vithayathil (Global Studies, Providence College) and Elizabeth Popp Berman (Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY). See our schedule page for most up-to-date listing of workshop participants.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of Sociology, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, the Institute for Women’s Studies, and Franklin College.