humanities news

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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Celebrating Humanities Book Publications in AY 21-22

We hope you enjoy our booklet featuring recent humanities publications by BU faculty. This catalogue represents the broad scope of work in the humanities in our community. We are inspired by the breadth of these publications, which span so many genres, disciplines, methodologies, subjects, languages, and time periods. To learn more about any work in […]

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AFAM Course Initiative Launches

In June 2020, BUCH published a statement announcing several projects designed to address systemic racism through the lens of humanities methods and disciplines. One such project was a commitment to “provide funding for an initiative that would support the development and teaching of additional courses in African-American humanities areas.” Thanks to collaborative efforts by the […]

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Center for the Humanities Welcomes Visiting Scholars

Two visiting scholars, Kyoko Miwa and Laetitia Zecchini, are enriching the BU Center for the Humanities’ intellectual community as they undertake cutting-edge humanities research in our office suite. Miwa and Zecchini come to Boston from Japan and France, respectively. Miwa, sponsored by the American & New England Studies program, comes to BU from Toho University […]

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