Faculty Work-in-Progress: “Of Interest”

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host a “Faculty Work-in-Progress” lecture featuring Chris Haufe, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy. In his talk “Of Interest,” Haufe will examine the role that “interestingness” plays in research in the sciences and humanities. He argues that there are special conditions under which inquiry benefits when it is driven by a researcher’s sense of what is interesting, and that these conditions are sometimes realized in the natural sciences. In the second half of his talk, he will look at prospects for realizing these conditions in the humanities.

The lecture will take place Monday, Oct. 11, at noon in Clark Hall, Room 206. A boxed lunch will be provided to attendees; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it cannot be eaten in the lecture space. This event will also be livestreamed

Register to attend the event.