Past Annual Themes

In past years, C21 chose annual themes around which to organize lectures and speaking series, public events, and our yearly spring conference. We have since shifted to a focus on three interrelated areas of humanities research: critical, public, and digital humanities.

Previous yearly themes can be found below.

Ends of Cinema poster

2017-18

In the Eschaton

Big No poster

2016-17

Naysaying

Landbody poster

2015-16

Indigeneities

After Extinction poster

2014-15

Humanities Futures

Anthropocene Feminism book cover

2013-14

Changing Climates

Dark Side of the Digital poster

2012-13

What Should 21st Century Studies Do?

The Nonhuman Turn book cover

2011-12

What Is 21st Century Studies?

Zero Space poster

2009-11

Figuring Place & Time