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.
The exhibition—on view through February—highlights the journey of research. It features manuscripts, letters, documents, books, drawings, and photographs.
In 1963, the Beatles released “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in America. John Covach explains how they revolutionized pop music.
The Mellon Foundation will support an innovative graduate program, Digital Media Studies, that unites the study of humanities with the latest technology.
Two professors at the University of Rochester are looking to slow people down using mobile technology.
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.
Unique program lets students explore history, archaeology, architecture, culture, and language in Italy.
History students bring the papers of William Henry Seward—Lincoln's secretary of state—into the digital age, making them accessible to scholars, students, and curious readers anywhere in the world.
UR establishes an Institute for Popular Music that treats the study of popular genres as seriously as classical music.
World's largest collection of AIDS education posters is now online, providing a visual history of the HIV/AIDS crisis.