Featured Humanities/Humanity workshop: Desert Futures

March 18, 2022

What happens when we think of the desert not as a margin, but as a center and a focus of study? Jill Jarvis from the Department of French discusses the genesis of “Desert Futures: Sahara,” an interdisciplinary symposium supported by the Humanities/Humanity Program at the Whitney Humanities Center. In this video, Jarvis is joined by Yale historian and sociologist Jonathan Wyrtzen to explore how this multi-day event—taking place at Yale University from April 28 to May 1, 2022—might move the field of French and Francophone studies beyond inherited colonial cartographies.