Our students crave a deeper understanding of the world. They seek points of connection between their academic studies and the complex issues of our time. Each fall, Themester invites undergraduates on a journey of intellectual exploration centered around one compelling theme. It fosters the exchange of ideas and connects the topics our faculty teach to our students’ lives through courses, lectures, exhibits, films, and more. The cross-disciplinary approach of Themester encourages discovery, growth, and engagement in today’s vital and relevant conversations.
October’s online schedule of free events includes perspectives from around the world. This month, learn about the revitalization of Indigenous languages, environmental justice in the novels of authors Imbolo Mbue and Kiese Layman, and building resilient communities, and more.
In a series of talks in October and November, Dr. Roger Hangarter, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor, uses his stunning nature photographs to show how human resilience is intertwined with biodiversity.Learn more and register for the talks
Themester 2022 is IDENTITY AND IDENTIFICATION. The Themester 2022 advisory committee will soon announce a call for courses and programming.Learn more about the 2022 theme
Global Perspectives on Resilience explores the theme from perspectives around the world. The first webinar is Devastation, Recovery, and Resilience: Haiti's Enduring Struggle with Natural Disasters.See Global Gateways events
2020 Event Archive
Did you miss a Themester event? It might have been recorded. Check out some of the perspectives on democracy recorded at IU this semester.Learn more
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