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Upcoming Events

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities promotes interdisciplinary research and study in the humanities and social sciences and, when appropriate, the natural sciences. Members of the Vanderbilt community representing a wide variety of specializations take part in the Center’s programs, which are designed to intensify and increase interdisciplinary discussion of academic, social, and cultural issues.



The Vanderbilt community is invited to a book talk with Alice Randall, author of "Black Bottom Saints," on July 22nd at noon via Zoom. Advance registration is required at Vanderbilt email addresses only. After registering, you will receive email confirmation on joining the meeting.  A limited number of books are available. Email Mary Gray Lindstrom ( if interested. The paperback version will be released July 6, 2021.