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Welcome to the UVM Humanities Center

"The Humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name."
- Terry Eagleton

The Humanities Center

In our research, creative output, and teaching, UVM’s faculty, students, and alumni demonstrate the relevance of the humanities and fine arts in the ongoing construction of a just and democratic society. We believe strongly that a central mission of the humanities and fine arts is to create a thoughtful, creative, and engaged citizenry willing and able to participate in meaningful public dialogue.

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Humanities Matters Flyer

10-16-2017

New Book Group - Humanities Matter

The Humanities Center is pleased to announce its new book group: Humanities Matters. Join us on Wednesday, 8 November, at 4:00 p.m. in the Davis Center's Williams Family Room for a discussion of Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel, It Can't Happen Here. We will kick things off with a faculty panel, featuring Professors Dona Brown ...

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08-28-2017

Not Just a Musical: The Book of Mormon as Text

The Book of Mormon inspired controversy even before its first publication in 1830. To believers, it is an ancient Christian scripture, discovered and translated by Joseph Smith, Jr., originally from Vermont, following a divine revelation. Join UVM English professor Elizabeth Fenton for an introduction to The Book of Mormon and a ...

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08-28-2017

Sacred Objects/Secular Spaces

How are sacred objects transformed when they enter the museum? What does it mean to collect and exhibit religious and sacred objects connected to living peoples and cultures? Join UVM Religious Studies Professor Vicki Brennan and Fleming Museum Curator Andrea Rosen for a conversation exploring these and other questions.

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08-28-2017

Vandals, Vigilantes, or Virtuosos? The History and Power of Street Art

Street art is one of the most popular and best-selling genres of art today. As we explore the transgressive practices of street artists, Champlain College Professor David Mills will confront questions about the ownership and control of public places, about power and difference in the imagescape of the city, and about the nature, ...

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