The Dallas Institute’s Hiett Prize honors an emerging leader in the humanities whose vision promises to change the way we see our world. Established in 2005 with a generous gift from benefactor Kim Hiett Jordan, the Hiett Prize celebrates new imagination in disciplines that deepen our understanding of what makes us human: philosophy, poetry, history, theology, literary criticism, among others.
Join us for our Panel Discussion on April 11, as well as for our announcement of the 2022 Hiett laureate on April 12, 2022!
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Zohar Atkins – Jason Baxter – Ryan McDermott – Sanjay Rawal
Hiett Prize Panel Discussion
Vibe Shift: What Counts as Wisdom Today?
Φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεῖ – phusis kryptesthai philei – “Nature loves to hide”
– Heraclitus (535-475 BCE)
Wisdom, like nature, loves to hide. Join us at 6pm in the Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center for a conversation with three of the four exciting finalists for the Dallas Institute’s Hiett Prize in the Humanities.
Thanks to the generosity of Kim Hiett Jordan, the Dallas Institute’s Hiett Prize allows us to celebrate new thinking and recall old truths voiced in new and surprising ways. Particularly now, as we collectively emerge from long isolation and consider new challenges in a fraught and anxiety-provoking cultural moment, we are eager to find where wisdom hides!
Our panelists come from different backgrounds – one is a rabbi-poet who writes about Heidegger; one is a literary critic who considers the Middle Ages; another is the director of a project called “Genealogies of Modernity.” We anticipate a rich and provocative discussion.
Location: Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center – 2711 Routh St.
Date: Monday, April 11th, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend, and open to the public
Register: RSVP by clicking here
Hiett Prize Award & Celebration
Location: The Dallas Institute’s Stroud House, 2723 Routh Street, Dallas
Date: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
- 6:00-6:30 pm Wine and cheese reception
- 6:30-7:30 pm Hiett Prize presentation
- 7:30-9:00 pm Buffet dinner and celebration
Cost: Gratis. Reservations are required; places are limited.
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