Department of Comparative Humanities
August 18, 1920, marked the first major breakthrough in a serious of events that would unleash the voices of women across the nation. The 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, allowing women to cast their ballots and have influence in their government for the first time.
Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their accomplishments. In 2020, Prof. Ranen Omer-Sherman (Comparative Humanities) won the Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity award for his work.
MARCH 3, 2020 l 4:00PM l Humanities 100 - Farai Gonzo
The wide-ranging Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will attract more than 300 writers, critics and literary scholars from around the world to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus Feb. 20-22, 2020.
Award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari will speak Feb. 16, 2020 at the University of Louisville about her life, family, grief, searching and travels in “The Art of Leaving,” which is also the title of her memoir.
Eric Shoemaker is a second-year student in the Humanities Ph.D. Program and a University Fellow. He is a poet, a translator of Federico García Lorca, and is working towards a dissertation focusing on magical poetics and the creation of community and lineage through writing. A paper Eric wrote for one of his courses at U of L is being published in the journal Signs and Society in November: Congratulations, Eric!
Several dramas, a crime story, a comedy and a documentary span the lineup of the University of Louisville’s free, public “Reel Latin America” Film Festival Oct. 3-Nov. 14.
BBC's Philip Ball talks to historian Pamela Beattie about Ramon Llull's life and times in 13th century Catalonia.
The Huffington Post recently chronicled RUX, which was co-founded by Humanities alumna Savannah Barrett ’08. The program involves connecting businessmen, artists and other Kentuckians to how the “other half” operates.
The hosts of the Vocal Fries podcast chat with Dr. Hilaria Cruz, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Comparative Humanities, about Chatino languages and Chatino conceptions of death.
Department of Comparative Humanities professor of linguistics Karl Swinehart joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss how the languages of American Indians live on in parts of the U.S.
Lara Kelland joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to tell us what public history is and how social upheavals in American history tell a story.
More than 300 literary scholars, critics and writers from around the world are expected at the University of Louisville for the Feb. 21-23 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.
University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.
Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.
Prof. Hilaria Cruz was interviewed on the podcast "Lingthusiasm" to discuss her work to communicate linguistics to a wider audience.
Bamba Ndiaye, a doctoral candidate in the Humanities Ph.D. Program, won the 2018 Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research.
Winners of the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards include an expert on African genocide, the founder of black liberation theology and a psychologist who explains the many types of intelligence. Learn more about these experts and see a schedule for the 2018 Grawemeyer Award presentation and dinner.