How and when did different disciplines become involved with the poor? Who was perceived as poor and why? What stereotypes were created and how did they influence the interaction between social groups? Was there a specific moment when poverty’s real "face" emerged in any individual field of inquiry?
Every area of knowledge, from science to economics and the liberal arts, is facing the issue of poverty. This symposium encourages an interdisciplinary discussion on the historical traditions guiding the perspectives upon which actions and decisions are taken in regards to poverty.
A Sesquicentennial “Great(est) Conversation(s)” event, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Bethami Dobkin
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