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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Life’s Big Questions

Uncertainty is inherent to the human experience, but it’s often at odds with planning for the future, living in the moment and making sense of life. To address the issue of uncertainty in existence, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative brought together an interdisciplinary panel of world-renowned experts.

March 17, 2022

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Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training: A Study-to-Practice Faculty Development Workshop Series

This spring semester, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative will partner with Kallion Leadership Inc. to host a four-part workshop series open to faculty, graduate students and senior…

January 24, 2022

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The Medical Humanities Initiative Launches Minor

Georgetown University offers especially fertile terrain for a novel, cross-campus, and critically-minded minor in Medical Humanities, Culture, and Society. This minor brings together traditional…

December 14, 2021

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Library Acquires Rare Logbook That Illustrates Life Aboard a Slave Ship

A recent gift to Georgetown University Library, now digitized and made available online, provides poignant and valuable insight into the Atlantic slave trade. “As historians, we need to find new ways to bring archival materials to life,” Prof. Adam Rothman says.

December 15, 2021

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New College Faculty for 2020-2021

Georgetown College is pleased to welcome 24 new full-time faculty members with primary appointments in 16 College departments and programs. This cohort will help enrich the student experience through their varied and nuanced areas of study.

December 15, 2021

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Medical Humanities Minor Launched by University

The Georgetown Medical Humanities Program, a cross-campus collaboration among Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and the Georgetown University Medical Center, is launching a collaborative undergraduate minor in Medical Humanities, Culture and Society starting in Fall 2021.

December 15, 2021

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