With Donna dancing and Katherine making music, the following duet presents a bi-disciplinary reflection on the complexity of the performing arts in higher education and their connection to the Humanities as a way of thinking, studying, and experiencing the world. But first we take a peek backstage. STAGE PREP As if art were ice cream, […]
Cartoon characters Libby and Art are now defending the humanities on Twitter @SmartColleges against complaints that humanities degrees do not offer stable employment. “Libby” is an auburn-haired student who juggles several books and a backpack slung to one shoulder and Art is a college counselor who wears framed glasses and a tweed jacket with elbow patches.
Newly published from Palgrave Macmillan is Paul Jay’s The Humanities “Crisis” and the Future of Literary Studies. Jay, who is Professor of English and a Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Thinking at Loyola University Chicago, examines in the book recent debates about the role of the humanities in higher education. As he describes, I […]
« A Humanities, Plain & Simple Post » Note: This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Does your son or daughter play Minecraft? And do you stand before that screen wondering what it’s all about, and how it’s possible that your kid doesn’t get dizzy from moving around this blocky world so quickly? Do […]
By Eva Kekou Janet Bellotto is an artist from Toronto, who splits her time teaching as an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Creative at Zayed University, Dubai. Bellotto’s work has been shaped as waves of experience that are fluid and aqueous, edging between the tactile and the imagined. Her […]
Translation into Spanish by Ricardo Pesado of Christine Henseler’s “Why Study the Arts & Humanities?” [original post in English]: La pregunta de por qué estudiar artes y humanidades persigue a nuestras disciplinas todos los días. No es una pregunta de fácil respuesta porque el lenguaje y los resultados de campos como el mundo clásico, la […]
Volunteers from around the world have begun contributing translations of selected posts on our site. The newest volunteer translations of 4Humanities posts from English into other languages include: Fabio Ciracì’s translation into Italian of Jerome J. McGann’s “Memory Now” (original English version) Dr. Nobuhiko Kikuchi’s translation into Japanese of Ernesto Priego’s interview of Daniel O’Donnell […]