Carnegie Mellon University

David Shumway

February 14, 2018

David Shumway Says Pittsburgh is Ready for More Humanities

David Shumway, professor of English and director of the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University, wants people in Pittsburgh to engage in “smart talk about stuff that matters.” That is, after all, the motto of the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, which Shumway helped found in 2015. In advance of the festival, Shumway recently answered some questions about the festival’s goals, his vision for its future and what he’s most looking forward to.

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