Topic: Humanities

What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

Dec. 15, 2014
What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities: history.

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Harry Ransom Center Accepting Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Oct. 21, 2014

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for its 20152016 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial onsite use of the Center's collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music and cultural history.

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Where undergrads find a spark for creativity

April 2, 2012
Where undergrads find a spark for creativity

Through exposure to and interaction with collection materials at the Harry Ransom Center, undergraduate students can open the door to the creative process.

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The contours of human life

June 7, 2011
The contours of human life

Pauline Strong, Humanities Institute director and anthropology professor, shares how education can help us think critically about human experience.

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Myth busting moments in the history of science

June 6, 2011
Myth busting moments in the history of science

From Newton's discovery of universal gravity to Einstein's belief in God, Associate Professor Alberto Martinez analyzes, debunks and demystifies some of the most captivating legends in science.

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