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What happens when democracy becomes irrational?

What happens when democracy becomes irrational?

April 17, 2018

While in Rochester, Distinguished Visiting Humanist W. J. T. Mitchell will participate in lectures and discussions probing psychology, politics, and culture.

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Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

April 13, 2018

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—connects faculty researching social and cultural developments worldwide from medieval times to the early modern period.

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Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington hopes to create ‘one million abolitionists’

Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington hopes to create ‘one million abolitionists’

April 6, 2018

Kenneth B. Morris Jr. spoke to a University gathering Thursday about his goal of creating helping to end human trafficking, and was presented with the University’s Frederick Douglass Medal.

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Can you erase fear from a scary memory?

Can you erase fear from a scary memory?

April 4, 2018

The Humanities Center’s year-long look at memory and forgetting continues with a public lecture from neuroscientist Daniela Schiller, whose work on the malleability of memory has promise for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, addiction, and phobias.

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Symposium on gun violence research attracts leading scholars

Symposium on gun violence research attracts leading scholars

March 26, 2018

“The Social Life of Guns” symposium brings researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, and other universities and institutions to the University of Rochester for two days to spur more research on guns and gun violence.

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Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

March 23, 2018

The Humanities Center is hosting a series of events titled “Planting a Seed: Migrant Workers in the American Landscape,” examining the long, complex, and storied history of migration from the Mexican border to the United States.

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Scholars examine memory through many lenses

Scholars examine memory through many lenses

March 5, 2018

From the post-Reformation trauma of Shakespeare’s history plays, to the poignant scrapbooks created by the families of British soldiers killed in World War I, the fellowships sponsored by the Humanities Center this year focus on the interdisciplinary study of memory and forgetting.

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Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

January 19, 2018

Conceptual artist Walid Raad ’96 (PhD), an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will be the third speaker in the Humanities Center’s annual public lecture series, devoted this year to the theme of memory and forgetting.

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What makes Pulitzer Prize–winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich curious?

What makes Pulitzer Prize–winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich curious?

November 8, 2017

In a 1976 journal article, Ulrich coined a phrase that has become ubiquitous: Well-behaved women seldom make history. The Humanities Center hosts the feminist historian, who will speak about writing and micro-histories.

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Alumni share career advice with humanities majors

Alumni share career advice with humanities majors

November 2, 2017

“I think my studies at Rochester in theater and sociology and in the humanities—I took a lot of English, history, and philosophy—really were the best kind of preparation for work in communication and journalism,” says Charles Kravetz ’74.

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