Humanizing childhood. Education in Times of Turmoil

Wednesday, May 26th at 12-1:30pm ET

Over the past year, education has been radically reconfigured amidst a global pandemic. Yet for at least a century, childhood has served as a key inflection point for societal reinvention.

This roundtable takes the recent publication of Anna Kathryn Kendrick’s award-winning Humanizing Childhood in Early Twentieth-Century Spain (Cambridge 2020) as an occasion
to ask how educational debates have continually spurred radical reforms and experimental practices in times of turmoil. Engaging experts in fields of contemporary history, education, literature and visual culture, the panel will draw current insights from moments of crisis and creativity.

– Anna Kathryn Kendrick, Clinical Assistant Professor of Literature, NYU Shanghai
– Leslie Harkema, Associate Professor of Spanish, Baylor University
– Erica Moretti, Assistant Professor of Italian, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
– Álvaro Ribagorda, Professor of Contemporary History, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Moderated by Jordana Mendelson Director, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU