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In Search of Closure

As someone who comes from a post-war society and who moved a lot, I have been thinking about migration, exile, and the meaning of narrative for as long as I remember. This year’s Mellon School has introduced wonderful new ideas and a whole new set of questions that I am greatly inspired by and will continue to grapple with long after our seminar is over.... Read more about In Search of Closure

Mellonite Synecdoche

Encounters with brilliant minds and generous hearts inspire, baffle, stimulate questions and cultivate answers that yield more questions, a process of spinning reflection. For two weeks in June 2018, Mellonites from all over the world convened at Farkus Hall to hear from successful practitioners of public humanities, people who engage audiences via digital media, trade books, MOOCs, journalism, op-ed pieces, magazine articles, and other tools. These leaders candidly shared personal struggles, setbacks, doubts, and ultimately successes. Mellonites listened to each other as well, as we...

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Cocktail Party Mellonites

Ask us for one word, for this moment now, roughly 7pm at the Thursday evening cocktail party, June 21st, aka the Solstice, International Yoga Day, and Katharina’s birthday, and we’ll say:

 

Generative.

Lighting the mood.

Diversity & resilience.

Passion.

Lovely.

Joy.

Anger.

Sunshine.

Dystopia.

Sí.

Nice driveway.

Bubble.

Sacrum.

Performance anxiety

Times Two.

Mellifluous.

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