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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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Panel of Food Experts to Talk Cooking, Writing and American Culture March 31

“Once upon a time,” a food writer recently lamented, “food was about where you came from. Now, for many of us, it is about where we want to go – about who we want to be, how we choose to live.” For better or worse, the kitchen and the table have become sites of intense scrutiny — and food writing, in a profusion of ...

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Cooking, Writing, and American Culture: A Conversation

Tuesday, March 31, 9-10:00 am, 10-10:30am Book signing Livak Ball Room, UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT Coffee and Tea will be provided

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Praying to Netflix Gods

Why do we binge-watch shows on Netflix? Erica Andrus, a UVM religion scholar, says TV shows provide more than just entertainment – they help satisfy a primal urge for spiritual meaning.

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Forgotten Conflict

The 1964 New York World’s Fair was meant to showcase America's promise. But its historical significance may lie in the conflict it generated, which erupted on the fair’s opening day. History professor Felicia Kornbluh tells the story.

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