The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series for Spring 2019, focusing on the theme of “Evidence in a Post-Truth World,” continues Tuesday, February 12 (7:30-9:00 p.m. in Dana 201) with Avinoam Patt, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, who will discuss “Confronting Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century,” exploring how, despite the easy availability of more information than ever before, Holocaust denial is on the rise on the internet as well as in European and American political discourse. In his lecture, he will grapple with how educators can engage students in the process of recognizing denial while not inadvertently sanctioning illegitimate viewpoints, how we can teach students to recognize fraudulent sources of information, the appeal of conspiracy theories that seek to bolster discrimination by questioning the past, and how, in a post-truth world, there are certain truths that cannot be denied.
The Lecture Series on “Evidence in a Post-Truth World” in Spring 2019, organized by Professor Lauren Cook, is open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall and are free and open to the general public. The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through arts, sciences, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook at “University of Hartford Humanities Center.”