What does it mean to be human? We explore that question by creating and examining culture in its myriad forms and across disciplines: literature, media, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, and much more.
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)
The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jennifer Grotz a grant to translate several poems by Polish writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Josh Dubler and his colleague attempt to shed new light on how changes in America’s religious landscape have contributed to growth in the prison system over the last 40 years. (Photo: Flickr/Kate Ter Haar)
Sharon Willis argues that Sir Sidney Poitier’s image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.
What is exploration? And what distinguishes it from travel, discovery, or adventure? Stewart Weaver’s survey of exploration through the ages offers some answers.
The Program of Dance and Movement embraces a cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach to its coursework, festivals, guest speakers, and more, explains director Missy Pfohl Smith.
Joanne Bernardi’s interactive online archive reveals Japan as a cosmopolitan, modernizing nation making its mark in film and experiencing a boom in tourism well before World War II.
Mike Jarvis’ excavation project on Smiths Island in Bermuda aims to document the arrival and development of Englishmen and Africans during the early 1600s.
Joanna Scott’s latest book, De Potter’s Grand Tour, started as a family biography featuring her great-grandfather, Aramand De Potter.
Claudia Schaefer’s latest book focuses on competing views about the power of vision and observation in Spain between the 1830s and 1950s. (Photo: Instituto Cajal)
Through the lives of three brothers in the South, Stephen Schottenfeld’s debut novel explores themes of class, race, ownership, and loyalty.