“Not Even the Alphabet or the Multiplication Tables …”

The week before last, the Humanities Center held a discussion motivated by the never-ending “crisis in the humanities” and centered on how three colleagues have seen their fields, students, and jobs evolve over the past decade or two. These colleagues – Daryl Lee (French and Italian), Kristin Matthews (English), and Rex Nielson (Spanish and Portuguese) …

Sport and the Humanities: A Natural Dance Partnership

The Olympics always leave me a bit nostalgic. Thanks to my dad’s involvement with Cycling Canada, my childhood was immersed in sport. From memories of holding my dad’s hand as we manoeuvered through the throngs of people behind the scenes at my first Olympics in Montreal, to members of the national team training in our …

My Curiosity Runnin’ Wild: Meandering through Mexico, Music, Literature, and Film

Cruisin’ and playin’ the radio with no particular place to go. — Chuck Berry A few blocks north of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City sits Plaza Garibaldi. During colonial times, the square was called Plaza Santa Cecilia to honor the patron saint of musicians. In 1920, the postrevolutionary government of Álvaro Obregón …

One Year Fellowships 2022-23

BYU’s Humanities Center sponsors two one-year faculty fellowships. Unlike the multi-year fellowships, these one-year fellowships will be awarded by application rather than appointment. The fellowship period will begin in the fall semester of 2022. Fellowships will come with a salary supplement of $2,500, a research stipend of an additional $2,500, and release from two courses …

Humanities Center Feature: Jimmy Santiago Baca and the Freeing Grace of Poetry

Celebrated poet Jimmy Santiago Baca came to BYU for a two-day visit on Thursday January 27 and Friday January 28. His visit included a poetry workshop, a film screening of the award-winning documentary about his life and work, “A Place to Stand,” an English reading series reading, and an interview about social justice and poetry. …

Winter 2022

All Colloquia will take place in 4010 JFSB and on Zoom at 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified. https://byu.zoom.us/j/94078851742   January 13 Justin White (Philosophy) Backsliding and Bad Faith: Aspiration, Disavowal, and (Residual) Practical Identities January 20 Roundtable with Susan Rugh, Stephen Jones and Jim Faulconer BYU’s Second Century: How Are We Doing? February 10 Walter …