Inclusion is a rightly cherished ideal in politics and pedagogy, but its etymological ancestry (through claudere, to close) reminds us that it comprehends dynamics of enclosure, circumscription, even exclusion. As recent discussions of “inclusion” have demonstrated, despite efforts from courtrooms to classrooms, significant gaps remain between the rhetoric of inclusion and its reality—between promise and practice. For the 2020 Humanities, Education and Culture Year-End Seminar, we will be discussing how inclusion is filiated with rights, such as political and human rights, and rites, whether institutionally encoded or habitually embodied. How does including different disciplines or philosophies in education and curricula effect the experience of our students? How can ideals of inclusion be implemented in the classroom, so that students can fruitfully think together? What assumptions about health and autonomy underpin the modern paradigm of inclusion, and how did these perspectives emerge historically? When does “inclusion” displace or occlude other values, such as justice and equality?
04 December 2020, 09:00-16:00 CET
Attendance is free. To join this event, please complete the registration form by 11:00 CET on 03 December 2020, or contact Andrew McKendry. Registered users will be sent a Zoom link to access the seminar.
9:00 – 10:00 Opening International Plenary
- Joseph North (Yale University): “Beyond Inclusion”
10:15 – 11:15 Panel 1: Disciplinary Boundaries in Education and Curricula
12:00 – 12:45 Guided Discussions: Negotiating Religious Perspectives Within and Beyond the Classroom
13:00 – 14:00 Panel 2: Regulating Medicine and Care in the Early Enlightenment
14:15 – 15:15 Closing International Plenary
- Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster University): “Knowing From and Knowing Alongside: The Prepositional Politics of Learning Together”
15:30 – 16:00 Research Group Member Meeting
Joseph North (PhD Columbia) is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English at Yale University. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History (Harvard University Press, 2017), which tracks the history of Anglo-American literary criticism from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, focusing particularly on the question of its political character.