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Welcome to Syracuse Symposium, our annual public events series exploring the humanities through lectures, workshops, performances, exhibits, films, readings, and more. This year's programming engages the meaning and impact of “Silence” from diverse perspectives and genres across a range of locations, locally and globally. 

Look for the Circled S with waves following the lines. symbol next to Symposium offerings in our Events or Calendar listings, updated as details develop.

"SILENCE" line-up - FALL 2019 (details still developing and subject to change)


26-28 - 17th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival (Newhouse, Arts & Sciences)
29 - Performance at Hendricks (VPA)


11 - Nicola lo Calzo photography (Light Work)
13 - Panel discusssion related to production of 12 Angry Men (Syracuse Stage)
25-26 -TitBits screening, reception (Newhouse)


7-8 - SU Art Gallery events (VALS series)
14-15 - Poet Carolyn Forché (Downtown Writers Center)


"SILENCE" line-up - SPRING 2020 (details still developing and subject to change)


30 - "Black Subjects" Gallery Talk / Reception (AAS / SUArt)


6-7 - "Re-Writing Resettlement" events (WSCR)
24-28 - Sand Mandala, T.B.A. (ARC)


8, 10, 11 - "Spirituals" events (VPA/Setnor)
26-27 - Lauret Savoy (EAR)
T.B.D. - Bradford Grant (FALK)

The story behind Syracuse Symposium
Each year, the Humanities Center presents Syracuse Symposium, a public humanities events series focused around an annual theme. Syracuse Symposium engages wider publics with innovative, interdisciplinary work in the humanities by renowned scholars, artists, authors, and performers.

A call for Symposium proposals is typically issued in the fall to support events occurring in the next academic year. See our Forms page for additional details.  Annual themes and programming selection are reviewed and recommended by members of the Center’s Advisory Board.