Boundaries of the Human in the Age of Life Sciences
"We have invited nine major scholars to contribute to this project, in conjunction with faculty and graduate students at Penn State, for a series of presentations culminating in a workshop/conference in April 2017. Over two years, we hope their work will help us to reconceive the relations between the human and the natural world– and to think more productively about the tensions between the imperative to understand ourselves globally, as a species in biological and evolutionary terms, and the imperative to understand ourselves historically, in social and cultural terms. How can we think of “the human” when the meaning of “human” is in constant flux?"
– Michael Bérubé, Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities