Humanities Center

Humanities Center

Events for 2021-2022


Works-In-Progress:  Luz Bermudez (History Department, Fullbright Scholar)

"Social History through the Act of Naming San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico)"

Friday February 4, NOON ( Click for ZOOM ) 

Cathedral in Chiapas

Luz Bermúdez will talk about her book in progress, City of Names. A Sociocultural History of San Cristobal de Las Casas. She will address some of the underlying historical reasons for the remarkable number (ten!) of different names that have been used for the former capital of Chiapas (Southeast Mexico) .



Mimi Onuoha, Multi-media artist whose work deals with power dynamics in data collection, Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30


Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford, Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30 PM

Dr. Iyer is author of Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema (Oxford)

Art and Social Change

With the 2020-22 theme, Art and Social Change, the Humanities Center seeks to inspire discussion about the ways that art can help us understand the past, engage with current social concerns, and envision the future. Events will highlight interdisciplinary humanities research and creative activity on the impact of the arts on society, locally and internationally. Focusing on intersectional issues of social justice, including systemic racism, sexism, and economic disparity, we will engage scholars, students, and the community in conversation on how art reflects and provokes social change.

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