2021 Humanities Festival: Feb. 17-20

Welcome to the 36th Annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture

Invited presenters — from social sciences, such as anthropology, to the fine arts, such as music performance — will present on the theme “Celebration / Milestones” and encourage a dialogue with attendees in one-hour sessions.

The Goodstein Foundation Library at Casper College will host a “Living Library,” and partner with the Natrona County Library for a book club based on the theme. The Nicolaysen Art Museum will host a panel discussion with their exhibiting artists as part of the festival.

Admission to the festival and related events:

Festival sessions are free and open to the public with the exception of the Theatre and Dance Department production.

Sign language interpreter available upon request.

Continuing education credits or PTSB credits arranged by:
The Center for Training and Development
Sarah Schneider CCT, Nolte Gateway Center 408E
125 College Dr., Casper, WY 82601

Call for Proposals

Casper College is seeking submissions for its annual Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture. The festival is a yearly gathering of scholars and professionals who present work on a particular theme in much the same way TED Conferences work. The 36th annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture will be held Feb. 17-20, 2021, and will focus on the theme “Celebration/Milestones.” Regional, national, and international presenters will explore the theme and encourage a dialogue with attendees.

Academic areas to be addressed during the event can include but are not limited to, anthropology including archaeology; art history; art theory or criticism; comparative religions; dance; ethics; folklore/folklife; gender studies; history; jurisprudence; linguistics; literature; museology; music performance, history, or theory; philosophy; social sciences; and theater performance, history, or theory. Presentations that speak to multiple perspectives of the topic are encouraged.

Each presentation is 40 minutes in length and includes a dialogue with attendees in an immediately following 10-minute question and answer period. These festival sessions are free and open to the public. They will be held in conjunction with the Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance production of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” directed by William Conte, Ph.D.

To participate as a speaker on the topic of “Celebration/Milestones,” please submit the Call for Participation Application by Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

Please note that each speaker will receive an honorarium. A keynote will be chosen from the submitted applications. Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. For more information, please contact Valerie Innella Maiers.