Annual Topics


In previous years, PPEH programs, research initiatives, workshops, seminars, performances, and public engagement projects were designed around a central topic. Click through below to explore annual topics:

Transition/Transformation (2020-2021)
Topic Director: Daniel Barber


screen with vein-like image of waterways, man's face partly obscured on the right side, black background



Past Topics

Elements (2019-2020)
Topic Director: Nikhil Anand

Grays Ferry Bridge


Places of Language; Languages of Place (2018-2019)

Red Winged Blackbird


How Did We Get Here? (2017-2018)
Topic Director: Etienne Benson

bird nest by the Schuylkill River