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Susan Gustafson’s new book examines Johann Goethe’s view of families in his literary works.
Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio was honored for her contributions to Italian studies, comparative literature, and fostering a dialogue among Italianists worldwide.
As an inaugural fellow of the Humanities Center, Pablo Sierra is documenting the history of slave trading in his hometown, Puebla de Los Angeles.
Joshua Dubler has been awarded a Carnegie Fellowship to write a manuscript about whether prison needs to be a part of modern society. (Photo: Michael Coghlan/Flickr)
In order to better teach her students, Beth Jörgensen immersed herself in the writings of disability studies, and will co-edit a new anthology on the field. (Image: Japón (2002))
Joan Saab examined the relationship between seeing and believing as the inaugural presenter in the Nazerian Humanities Lectures at the Humanities Center.
John Covach heads up a new initiative to make the performing arts and the humanities available to every student, whether on stage or in the audience.
Co-curated by Missy Pfohl Smith and Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge,Compartmented brought together 17 regional artists for two evenings filled with multi-media installations, dance, and performance art.
Jeffrey Tucker examines why the Red Planet continues to fascinate storytellers of all genres, and how science fiction can give readers a closer look at the present.
A new book by Richard Kaeuper looks at chivalry through a strictly medieval lens, without all the usual romanticism.
Peter Christensen is developing a tool that determines the characteristics of structures and objects throughout history, noting individuality and subtle differences while giving credit to the original creators.
Professor Thomas Devaney’s new book looks at staged public events and spectacles in 15th century Spain, helping to shape the country’s narrowing ideologies. (Photo: Museo de Historia de Madrid)