Director Jean Allman, the J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities, offers her thoughts on the passing of William H. Gass, founder of the International Writers Center, which later broadened its scope as a humanities center.


Scholar Jasmine Mahmoud connects the spark for the protest movement depicted in the film Whose Streets to a centuries-old history of the dehumanization of black people and highlights the women who have fought back over time.
Portrait of Sir David Adjaye
Internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye will receive the International Humanities Prize on Monday, October 29, 2018, in recognition of his distinctly humanistic approach to designing major public spaces such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
A portrait of Jeffrey McCune
In his new book, scholar Jeffrey McCune adopts the practice of “reading” — or giving a “long look over” — from queer black culture to newly scrutinize topics such as neo-slave narratives, homophobia in hip-hop, anti-black police and state violence.

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