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.
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)
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.