WOMEN EMPOWER HUMANITIES
Women Empower Humanities (WEH) is a summer program organized and developed by Panthalassa. It hopes to provide a forum for encouraging young women currently attending high school to develop an interdisciplinary outlook grounded in the humanities on issues concerning women. Each year the program invites a scholar who educates the participants of the program on how gender and sex play out in history, classical studies, art, philosophy, music, language, and literature, as well as the politics and ethics of gender identity and equality in the Humanities. The four aims of Women Empower Humanities are:
- To explicate the importance of humanities.
- To encourage young women to pursue humanities with the aim to participate and contribute to it in the future through undergraduate and graduate level research.
- To recognize diversity and ensure that each WEH program is tailored to the needs of its target audience.
- To help participants realize the scholarships offered by institutes abroad and at home to pursue undergraduate education overseas.
A glimpse of our latest WEH programme which saw participation of young girls from a diverse background.
Going down the memory lane with images from the 2018 session of the WEH programme which was a huge success.
IN THE NEWS
The WEH initiative has received substantial coverage in national & local media vehicles.
“My experience with WEH has been one where I have learned an immense deal, and not just in terms of academic knowledge; I have learned how to think outside the text book, how to work with a group of differently opinionated peers, and to read between the lines.”
Khushi Singh(Class XII)
“I would like to compliment how well everything was organized and how the engaging atmosphere of the daily sessions is so stimulating and conducive to learning. To be a part of such a class is a once in a lifetime opportunity. ”
Varuni Hazra(Class IX)
“WEH 18′ has been a really amazing experience. To be honest, at first I was skeptic about the program and thought that I had heard all that was to be said about women empowerment. However, in my very first class, that idea flew right out of mind. I learnt or more like thought about so many things so differently during this program.”