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Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium

Since 2017, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has sponsored an annual symposium on the topic of engaged scholarship. These symposia are designed to educate, support, and foster a community around engaged scholarship at Swarthmore College and beyond. 

7th Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium | April 25-27, 2023 

Engaged Scholarship Symposium Poster - Curriculum, Community, Campus

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Past Symposia

  • 6th Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium (April 11-13, 2022, online)   
  • April 11, Noon-1:30pm — Place-Based Community Engagement | Participating institutions: Pennsylvania College of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Swarthmore College | Watch the video
  • April 12, Noon-1:30pm — Faculty-Led Innovations in Engaged Scholarship | Participating institutions: Cornell University, Penn State University, Swarthmore College | Watch the video
  • April 13, Noon-1:30pm— Decolonization and Indigenous Knowledges | Participating institutions: Blackfeet Community College, University of Kansas, Swarthmore College | Watch the video 
  • 5th Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium (March 16-18, 2021, online
    • This virtual symposium created a space to share national examples of and approaches to Engaged Scholarship, particularly the innovations and adaptations that emerged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Participating institutions included Brown University, Duke University, Miami Dade College, Portland State University, University of San Diego, and Tulane University. View the full program and recordings. 
  • Engaging Philadelphia through Scholarship & Teaching (February 7, 2020 @ Philadelphia City Hall) 

    • Featuring faculty from Swarthmore College and St. Joseph's University and community leaders from Serenity House and Face-to-Face. This event was co-sponsored by St. Joseph's University and made possible in part through the generosity of the Board of Campus Compact New York and Pennsylvania and the Mayor's Office of Philadelphia. 

  • 3rd Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium (February 20, 2019)
    • Keynote: Senior Editor at the University Chicago Press, Elizabeth Branch Dyson, "How Ideas Gain Traction: The Book as Engaged Scholarship" 
  • Engaged Scholarship for the Public Good: Building Diverse Constituencies (February 21, 2018) 
  • Envisioning Public/Engaged Scholarship at Swarthmore (February 3, 2017)