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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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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.

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Humanities Center to Host Burack Lecturer

Prof. Brent Plate of Hamilton College’s Religious Studies Department will be delivering a Burack Lecture on March 24, 2015. Plate is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar and public intellectual whose work crosses boundaries between religious studies, film studies, art, history, philosophy, anthropology, and museum studies. He ...

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One-Day Scholarly Workshop on Bombay

On Sat. March 7, 2015, Professor Abby McGowan (History) will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary conference bringing together major scholars from the Northeast working on Bombay. Scholars come from disciplines of History, Anthropology, and Sociology . If you would like to sit in during the workshop or get more information, ...

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Conference Announcement: “Shifting Boundaries: The Study of Islam in the Humanities.” April 11-12, 2015, Billings, UVM Campus.

The goal of the conference is to reflect on the role study of Islam plays in ongoing developments in humanities research, as well as critiques of “humanities” more broadly. The conference is organized by Prof. Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst (Religion) and will feature a number of prominent scholars of Islam in the humanities and ...

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