Center News

BU Faculty Receive NEH Awards

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced $33.8 million in grants for 260 humanities projects across the country. Two BU professors received National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship awards for the 2024-2025 cycle. Congratulations to Joseph Rezek, Associate Professor of English and Director of AMNESP, and to Yuri Corrigan, Associate Professor of Russian & […]

Center Launches Digital Humanities Initiative with Reception

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, the Center welcomed over thirty faculty members, administrators, graduate students, and undergraduates to Building Bridges: Connecting the Humanities and Technology. Attendees represented many departments and programs as well as schools and colleges. Conceived as a meet and greet, the crowd enjoyed lively conversation over refreshments and took full advantage of […]

New Books From Faculty Coming This Fall

This fall, the Center is pleased to announce the publication of three new books that received subventions from the Center. In late August, Oxford University Press published Brooke L. Blower’s (HI) Americans in a World at War: Intimate Histories from the Crash of Pan Am’s Yankee Clipper. In her latest book, Blower uses a single […]

Center Hosts Annual Humanities Book Publication Celebration

Conversation abounded in CAS on March 23, 2023, as scholars and staff from across humanities and adjacent departments gathered to celebrate humanistic publications by BU faculty published within the last twelve months. The event highlighted 17 humanities publications ranging from monographs to anthologies to two thousand-page volumes.These publications evidenced the importance of the spirit of […]

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2023 BUCH Student Awards Recipients

Undergraduate Student Awards The Dean Elsbeth Melville Latin Prize Kit Houng Li Classical Studies The John Oddy Memorial Award Vivian Dai Classical Studies Mairead Downes Classical Studies & History Aarohi Goel Classical Studies Anna Rafferty English & American Studies Emma Rits Biology & Mathematics The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award Nathaniel Ceus Philosophy Christopher James […]

Distortion and Subversion: Punk Rock Music and the Protests for Free Public Transportation in Brazil (1996-2011)

No one expects to hear punk rock blasting from an academic building on quiet Bay State Road. However, this sound was not so unusual within the context of the event that took place at the Initiative on Cities on November 14, 2022: a launch celebration for Assistant Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros’s (Romance Studies, LAS, […]

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Published Work by BUCH Undergraduate Interns

The BUCH Summer Internships in the Humanities program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills they are cultivating in the academy to public-facing institutions and businesses that serve greater Boston. For two undergraduate interns, the very nature of their work was public-facing and highly visible. Interns Danielle Momoh and Charlotte […]