Department of Comparative Humanities

New UofL program helps ‘ascending star’ researchers shine brighter

New UofL program helps ‘ascending star’ researchers shine brighter

The new Ascending Star Fellowship provides mentorship, funding and other support to high-performing associate professors. The goal is to boost the national impact of the fellows’ scholarship, with a heavy focus on work in diversity, inclusion and community empowerment.

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Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment

Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment

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.

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Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Ranen Omer-Sherman

Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Ranen Omer-Sherman

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.

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Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

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.

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Israeli author to discuss ‘art of leaving’ Feb. 16

Israeli author to discuss ‘art of leaving’ Feb. 16

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.

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Congratulations to A&S graduate student Eric Shoemaker for publishing an article!

Congratulations to A&S graduate student Eric Shoemaker for publishing an article!

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!

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Six-week festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’

Six-week festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’

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.

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The medieval prophet of computer science

The medieval prophet of computer science

BBC's Philip Ball talks to historian Pamela Beattie about Ramon Llull's life and times in 13th century Catalonia.

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Humanities alumna co-founds Kentucky cultural exchange

Humanities alumna co-founds Kentucky cultural exchange

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.

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Chatting about Chatino

Chatting about Chatino

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.

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Prof. and linguist Karl Swinehart discusses the perseverance of Native American languages

Prof. and linguist Karl Swinehart discusses the perseverance of Native American languages

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.

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Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Social upheavals in American history tell a story

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.

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Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

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.

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A&S professors share history’s impact on present

A&S professors share history’s impact on present

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.

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Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

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.

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Prof. Hilaria Cruz (Linguistics) works to create children’s book in indigenous languages

Prof. Hilaria Cruz (Linguistics) works to create children’s book in indigenous languages

Prof. Hilaria Cruz was interviewed on the podcast "Lingthusiasm" to discuss her work to communicate linguistics to a wider audience.

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Humanities Ph.D. student Bamba Ndiaye, wins prize for research

Humanities Ph.D. student Bamba Ndiaye, wins prize for research

Bamba Ndiaye, a doctoral candidate in the Humanities Ph.D. Program, won the 2018 Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research.

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