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2023 ADE/ADL Summer Seminar “Centering the Humanities”

The topic “Centering the Humanities” fostered discussions about humanities responses to current social and pedagogical challenges; strategies to connect the humanities to the public sphere;…

June 5, 2023


David Pickel: A Renaissance Man for Roman Italy

David Pickel joined the Georgetown Humanities Initiative for the 2022-2023 academic year as an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices postdoctoral fellow. Pickel is a researcher, educator and scholar in the fields of archaeology, environmental science and the classical world.

April 26, 2023

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Amitav Ghosh at 2023 Voices on the Environment

Amitav Ghosh is the internationally-recognized author of The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Nutmeg’s Curse, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable and…

March 31, 2023

Humanities News Around the University

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Humanities News from Around the University

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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Humanities News from Around the University

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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Humanities News from Around the University

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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