Humanities Center

Humanities Center

Upcoming Events for 2022-2023

Soundscapes

The 2022-2023 Humanities Center theme, Soundscapes, explores perceptions and interpretations of acoustic environments in their respective cultural, political, and spatial contexts.  Ranging from the sounds of nature to a multitude of expressive forms such as music, poetry, dance, and storytelling, every culture has created distinctive soundscapes that shape our daily experiences and mediate our relationships to the world.  Events will highlight interdisciplinary humanities research and creative activity on this year’s theme. 


Visiting Scholars:

JJJJJerome Ellis

Thursday, September 22nd, ARTS Recital Hall, 5:30 PM

Composer, Artist, and Writer

Melissa Warak

Thursday, October 20th, ARTS Recital Hall, 5:30 PM

Art Historian of Contemporary Art & Sound

Jessica Schwartz

Thursday, February 23rd, ARTS Recital Hall, 5:30 PM

Musicologist and Author

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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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