CUHK Faculty of Arts hosted a series of public online lectures in April and May, under the theme “Arts and Humanities in the Face of Global Challenges”, to encourage home learning during the coronavirus pandemic. This series of webinars presented research by a diverse group of scholars from the Faculty. Each speaker brought refreshing and historical perspectives on our contemporary moment, either directly or through reflection. Together, these public events spoke for the value and relevance of humanities scholarship at a time when we face profound global challenges.
On Fatigue and Recovery
Speaker: Prof. Ian Alden Russell, Dept. of Cultural and Religious Studies
Moderator: Prof. Frank Vigneron, Dept. of Fine Arts
Musiking in a New Key: Encountering Music from around the World
Speaker: Prof. Frederick Lau, Dept. of Music
Moderator: Prof. Wendy Lee, Dept. of Music
The Mysteries of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18
Speaker: Prof. Julian Lamb, Dept. of English
Moderator: Prof. Li Ou, Dept. of English
Writers in Quarantine? Rethinking the concept of 'Hong Kong southbound writers'
Speaker: Prof. Wong Nim Yan, Dept. of Chinese Language and Literature
Moderator: Prof. Carmen Lee, Dept. of English