September 14, 2019

On September 14, 2019 the first episode of the second season of Thought on Tap addressed “Telling Stories From the Ivory Tower” at the 1864 (290 California Ave). The discussion was facilitated by Bretton Rodriguez (Core Humanities) and featured the following guests: Carlos Mariscal (Philosophy) and Katherine Fusco (English). Questions asked: Who are the humanities for and how does your research speak to this audience? Is there a gap between the way you understand the value of your research to yourself and to your field and the way you understand its value to a broader public? Do you think that academics have a moral obligation to try to present their work to as wide a community as possible? How would you explain the value of things that do not seem immediately applicable/relevant/relatable?