University of Minnesota
University Relations

Bat of Minerva

The Bat of Minerva is a regional cable interview show produced and directed by Peter Shea. For about 15 years, the Bat has featured thoughtful people–scholars, activists, artists, farmers–talking about their life journeys, trajectories, and stumblings. From these conversations, hints emerge about the landscape of the academy and the world outside, the varieties of scholarly and thoughtful lives. The interviews also communicate a strong sense of the energy or passion or even annoyance which keeps creative people thinking and working, year after year.