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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 Center awards a new Coor Collaborative Fellows Grant

"Race and Racism Across the Disciplines," led by Jinny Huh and John Gennari, will develop a Teaching Collective to support innovative pedagogy related to critical race and ethnic studies. The group will also explore the creation of an institute for social justice at UVM. The collaborative also includes collaborators Mildred Beltre ...

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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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Changing face of Vermont farming


UVM, Partners Receive NEH Grant to Update Popular Image of Vermont Farmer

Picture a Vermont farmer. Does a grizzled, seventh generation dairyman come to mind, Holsteins and silo in the background?

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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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