On Saturday, October 22, the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago will present the 33rd annual Humanities Day. Each year, alumni and other friends of the University interact with leading scholars and artists on a day filled with lectures, readings, discussions, tours, and exhibitions.

Shadi Bartsch, the Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics, will present the keynote address, "The Wisdom of Fools: Christianity and the Break in the Classical Tradition." In her talk, Bartsch will examine the clash between early Christian doctrine, which emphasized the importance of faith, and ancient philosophy, which emphasized rationality.