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Welcome to the UVM Humanities Center

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

Welcome to the Humanities Center, established in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont in 1994 to support faculty research and teaching in the humanities and related fields, educational opportunities for students, and community outreach in the state of Vermont.

Slavoj Zizek's complete 10/16/12 UVM lecture, "Buddhism Naturalized"

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Humanities Center News and Events

Rashad Shabazz


Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson

As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., UVM Today noted @RashadShabazz deeply engaged in the conversation. It’s a topic that Shabazz, UVM assistant professor of geography and protégé of renowned activist Angela ...

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Midsummer, Theatre Students Join Shakespeare Company

Mercurial skies teased picnicking theater fans, sitting in an arc around the edge of Shelburne Museum’s circus lawn, an intimate, enchanting setting for the fairy-filled forest of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But not until the moment UVM junior Ceara Ledwith, in a lead role as Hermia, uttered the line “Belike ...


Three UVM Faculty Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded nearly $600,000 in grant funding for three projects headed by University of Vermont faculty, ranging from collaborative archeological research to digitalization of historic newspapers.


The Modern Mission of Historic Preservation

Mount Vernon. Mount Rushmore. Monticello and the Morgan Library. Such iconic places of power and wealth, as Dutch-born Egbert Stolk sees it, have been looked after quite well. As a graduate student in UVM’s historic preservation program, Stolk has his sights on some grittier, real-world locales, ones that drew him away from ...