Center for Humanities

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Center for Humanities

 

The Center for Humanities advances research based on humanistic methods of scholarship among faculty and students in arts, human-centered social sciences, and humanities fields working in their disciplines and collaborating with faculty across Virginia Tech. Supporting scholarship this way is essential to realizing the center’s objective of foregrounding the overarching relevance of the humanities that will be broadly impactful both within and beyond the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Beyond this, the center will collaborate with Virginia Tech’s legislative liaisons, the Department of Political Science, and the Policy Strategic Growth Area to focus on engaging legislators on matters of public policy related to the center’s major initiatives. The center will partner with the University’s Link office to engage corporate entities on matters of ethics and the impact of technology on humans. The center will also engage civic institutions pertaining to issues that bear directly on such areas as local residential life, health, security, and employment.

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Upcoming Events

  • The Humorous Side of the Climate Story: A workshop on the bizarre, unexpected, and delightfully weird side of climate change Journalist Sara Peach will present The Humorous Side of the Climate Story: A workshop on the bizarre, unexpected, and delightfully weird side of climate change on Friday, September 27th from 12 - 1:30pm at the Steger Hall Conference Center (1015 Life Science Circle). Lunch will be provided. Sara Peach has spent the past 10 years reporting on climate change for National Geographic, HuffPost, Yale Climate Connections, and other publications. She'll share a few of the stranger stories she's encountered, explain the value of telling the climate story from unexpected angles, and help you think about how to talk with your friends and family about climate change in a whole new way. This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for Humanities, the Center for Communicating Science, and the School of Public and International Affairs/Urban Affairs and Planning, with in-kind support from the Global Change Center, the Department of Communication, and Sigma Xi -The Scientific Research Society. Please RSVP to humanities@vt.edu by September 23rd to reserve your space for this event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz40pGeECL-YefxJdxFs1WW4CC4nuJEyCJB_vBzigdsWnl9A/viewform 09/27/2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Steger Hall Conference Center (1015 Life Science Circle)
  • Mark Weiss Presentation In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, poet and acclaimed translator of Latin American poetry, Mark Weiss, will be presenting A Talk on Translation on Thursday, October 3rd from 4 to 5pm at El Centro, located in room 309 in the Squires Student Center, 290 College Avenue. A reading of poetry by Mr. Weiss will follow from 6:30 to 7:30pm in room 210 in the new Classroom Building 1455 Perry Street. This event is presented by El Centro and the Department of Modern and Classical languages and Literatures with support from the English Department, the Deans Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, and the Center for Humanities. 10/03/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM El Centro, located in room 309 in the Squires Student Center (290 College Avenue).