Weekly Rotary Meeting-Britton Brooks- Converging epistemologies

When:
February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2018-02-14T12:00:00-10:00
2018-02-14T13:30:00-10:00
Where:
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
USA
Cost:
$23.00 parking $5.00
Contact:
Linda Collard, Executive Director

Britton Brooks  BA, MA, MSt, DPhil (PhD)

Britton was raised on the island of Oahu, attended Aiea High School, and received his BA in English from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. In 2007, through the generous sponsorship of the Waikiki Rotary Club, he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Cardiff University in Wales, where he received a Master’s in Medieval British Studies. After several years teaching in Hawai‘i, Britton returned to academia for a second Master’s degree, and a PhD in Medieval British Literature at the University of Oxford in England. Britton returned home to Oahu to take up a position in the English Department at UH Mānoa, during which time he helped put together the 18th biennial meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. He is currently the Founder and Director of Converging Epistemologies, which seeks to bring together scholars from different fields and epistemological perspectives to engage with issues at the forefront of our contemporary dialogue. Starting in April of this year, Britton will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo.

Converging Epistemologies will bring together scholars from different fields and epistemological perspectives to engage with issues at the forefront of our contemporary dialogue.

We believe that knowledge benefits everyone, and that the search for knowledge is best achieved through interdisciplinary collaboration.

OUR MISSION

We seek to bring together scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum to engage with big ideas and contemporary issues in dialogue with those outside the walls of the academy. Our research, whether on the origin of the universe, the ethics of genetic modification, the power of literature, or the exploration of indigenous knowledge, can, and should, speak to the world at large.

OUR LOCATION

Hawai‘i provides a unique space for engaging issues from a multitude of perspectives. We are composed of diverse peoples, languages, and cultures. We also reside in an occupied, colonized, and contested land. We seek, then, to come together in humility, to learn from one another, to provide spaces for all voices to be heard, especially the dispossessed and marginalized.


OUR GOALS

  • To hold a series of public dialogues at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
  • To inspire interdisciplinary research.
  • To bring our research to the wider world.
  • To create a space where life's important questions are explored.
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