Research

Arts & Humanities

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.

Man Filming with Video Camera

Book Explores Awkward Moments in Film and Media

Jason Middleton’s book explores awkward moments in film to help historicize cultural irony and track how it arises in documentary films and reality-based media. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Double B Photography)

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Rettner Exhibition

New Artist Residence Program Begins

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge and Cary Peppermint created a new artist residency, and welcomed French-Canadian duo Louis Couturier and Jacky Georges Lafargue.

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Seward Family Photo

Digitizing the Seward Family Archive

With grant support, one of the most comprehensive firsthand accounts of 19th-century American political and social life will be available online.

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Randall Curren

Seeking Eudaimonia

A scholar of Aristotelian ethics, Randall Curren’s research has him working with psychologists, educators, natural scientists, and others.

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Rare Books

Nurturing Inquiry: Exploring Special Collections Research

The exhibition—on view through February—highlights the journey of research. It features manuscripts, letters, documents, books, drawings, and photographs.

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50 Years of Beatlemania

50 Years of Beatlemania

In 1963, the Beatles released “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in America. John Covach explains how they revolutionized pop music.

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Rettner Hall

Mellon Foundation Commits $1 Million

The Mellon Foundation will support an innovative graduate program, Digital Media Studies, that unites the study of humanities with the latest technology.

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Artists Create Mobile App to Explore Urban Spaces

Two professors at the University of Rochester are looking to slow people down using mobile technology.

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Russel Peck

The Professor’s Tale

The Middle English Text Series, headed by Russell Peck of the English Department, has revolutionized both in text and online the teaching of Medieval English literature and history.

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