The humanities are the stories, the ideas, and the words that help us understand our lives and our world. They introduce us to people we have never met, places we have never visited, and ideas that may never have crossed our minds. By showing how others have lived and thought about life, the humanities help us decide what is important and what we can do to make our own life and the lives of others better. By connecting us with other people, the humanities point the way to answers about what is ethical and what is true to our diverse heritage, traditions, and history. They help us address the challenges we face together as families, communities, and nations. As fields of study, the humanities emphasize analysis and exchange of ideas and may be interdisciplinary.
The humanities should not be confused with “humanism,” a specific philosophical belief, nor with “humanitarianism,” the concern for charitable works and social reform.
Banner by Kaitlyn Lamb, '13 Art & Art History
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Workshop - Easy digital tools to visualize humanities research
A demonstration of easy to use digital tools (like Voyant, Viewshare, Omeka, and Old Bailey Online) for making humanities research and teaching more accessible through visual presentation. Join Brown's Digital Humanities Librarians Jean Bauer and Elli Mylonas.
Where: Swan Hall, Hoffman room
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - RESCHEDULED
URI Center for Humanities and English Department Graduate Colloquium
Hoffmann Room, Swan 154, 5:00 pm
English Ph.D. Candidate, Beazley Kanost,
"Whose Cool? Directing 'Truth's' Authority and Portrait of Jason."