Dr. Elizabeth Otto


As is the case each year, the Buffalo Humanities Festival is organized around a specific theme. This weekend's event, which begins tonight, is called "Revolutions." According to Professor Elizabeth Otto, Executive Director of the Humanities Institute, finding partners and presenters wasn't difficult. "People are fired up and ready to talk about change. Definitely."

Now in its third year, the Buffalo Humanities Festival---an event that is as ambitious as it is eclectic--- will again gather some of the region's top scholars. Professor David Castillo, director of the Humanities Institute, says the three-day event, which begins Thursday, looks to create "meaningful bridges between our academic enterprises and the community at large."

Best-selling author Jill Lepore will appear Friday at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery as the keynote speaker of the Buffalo Humanities Festival. The four-day festival runs tonight through Saturday.

Promoted as both social and intellectual, the Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series begins this week, once again offering audiences a chance to engage with experts on a wide variety of subjects.