Department of Comparative Humanities

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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2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

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.

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Prof. John Ferre discusses controversy over religious films

Prof. John Ferre discusses controversy over religious films

Why do religious films like “Passion of the Christ” spark controversy and fervor? John Ferre discusses on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature & Film

Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature & Film

Prof. Ranen Omer-Sherman talks about his book "Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature & Film" with Jason Schulman for the series “New Books in Jewish Studies: Discussions With Jewish Studies Scholars About their New Books.”

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Mapping the Humanities

Mapping the Humanities

The CCHS is foregrounding humanities research through the Faculty Fellows program, as well as fostering interdisciplinary conversations on campus and actively engaging faculty with the community. The 2016-17 fellows are working on research as diverse as the nature of emotion, the ethics of interpretation, and issues in bioethics, civil rights history, and the politics of mixed-race identity.

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