Posted October 1, 2012
James Aho, Idaho State University professor emeritus of sociology, will preside over the discussion "Humanistic Sociology" at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Portneuf Valley Brewery in Pocatello.
The Committee will begin a community-wide conversation on the role of the humanities disciplines – such as English, history, art, foreign languages, philosophy and anthropology – in American society.
During this inaugural Humanities Cafe participants will debate questions including "how have the humanities disciplines addressed the problem of violence in human society?" and "have societies become more or less violent over time?"
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. The discussion is open to the public and will be held in the upper loft of the Portneuf Valley Brewery.
The event is supported by a donation from Roger Howard, a member of the ISU Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Letters.