September 22—September 24, 2016
Everyone seems to agree that Buffalo is enjoying a renaissance. What is it about the concept of rebirth that gets people so excited? Like the remix of a popular song, the Buffalo Humanities Festival takes the familiar idea of “renaissance” and gives it a new spin. With three days of talks, performances, discussions, and food, this year’s Festival examines rebirth, renewal, and resurgence. From the fifteenth-century Renaissance through the Harlem Renaissance to today, we’ll explore who benefits when ideas and economies are reborn. Join us from September 22nd to 24th for our annual celebration of ideas – and enjoy your own intellectual renewal.
Featured Speaker: Dava Sobel, Author of “Galileo’s Daughter”
[photo credit: Mia Berg]
Friday, September 23, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Mayor Byron Brown will introduce our special guest speaker, critically acclaimed science writer Dava Sobel. Sobel is the author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time and Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love, nominated for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.
Sobel’s talk “The Rebirth of the Heavens” will take place at the Albright-Knox, 8pm (with a VIP reception at 7pm). A book signing will follow.
Read more about Dava Sobel and her books here.
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors for their generous support of the humanities in our community.