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Highlights

Events

From Climate Denial to Climate Defiance: The U.S. Far Right on a Warming Planet

December 03, 2019, 12pm - 1:15pm,  Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building

Informal Everyday Technologies - Improvisation and Local Design in Latin America

December 11, 2019, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building

Madness at the Margins: Literature and Justice in Latin America

January 24, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building

Talk by Karen Kovaka

January 29, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building

Talk by Nneka Logan

February 7, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building.

Children's Active Learning with Technology

February 19, 2020, 12pm - 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building

Talk by Lucien Holness

March 4, 2020, 12pm – 1:15pm, Newman Library room 207A, 560 Drillfield Drive

Magic and the Making of the Christian Apostle

March 20, 2020, 12pm – 1:15pm, Room 005 Liberal Art and Human Sciences Building

 

News Spotlight

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. Read More

"Networks of humans and machines are informing our decisions and improving our lives at home, on the highway, at work, and at play. As Virginia Tech and partners create these technologies, we have the responsibility and the opportunity to do so from the perspective of the human condition, addressing issues of design, access, ethics, policy, and regulation along with the development of the technology."

— Virginia Tech President, Tim Sands

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