For Community Members

The Engaged Listening Project (2018-2021) is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We have several core projects. First, we have designed a faculty fellows program to provide training in facilitating productive disagreements in the classroom.  Second, we are working in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council to develop a new format for visiting speakers that enables more robust audience engagement with speakers and with one another. Finally, in the era of COVID and a transition to multi-modal learning and discussion, we have lined up a variety of new projects which translate better to an online environment. These include online talks sponsored by our Faculty Fellows, and a new Off-Campus podcast series led by members of the Middlebury Campus.

We hope you will view an archived video, listen to our podcast, talk to our faculty about the fellows program, and ask students about our campus climate!

Be sure also to check out these speaker series:

Vermont Humanities hosts a regular free speaker series called “First Wednesdays” which occurs on the first Wednesday of every month. Find the list of events here. Please note that pre-registration is required to attend these events!

Through the Speakers Bureau program, the Vermont Humanities Council also presents scholarship and discussion on diverse humanities topics, many of which include talks by Middlebury professors. Find the list of upcoming events for the Speakers Bureau here.

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