Notions of exclusion, the shrinking of spaces in which people are included and can flourish. Questions regarding the nature of liberty and the obliteration of the questioning mind. Visions of a ‘contact democracy’ which articulates new forms of public decision-making. Discussion on these and related topics took place at the first meeting of the reading group The Humanities After Brexit and Trump. Participants mirrored the pluralistic world endangered by the erection of exclusionary barriers. Greece, Malta, Iran, Canada, Columbia, Peru and Turkey and the US are the notional homes of those who came together to talk. Come join us on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 5 pm for a discussion of The Internet: Comprehending Changed Discourse in the Digital Age. #Humanitiesposttrump.