Humanities Matter: Students Discuss What Draws them to the Humanities
In October 2020, the virtual meeting “Humanities Matter” brought together Georgetown students and faculty to discuss what draws undergraduates and graduates to the humanities, what kinds of humanities work students find the most fulfilling, what encourages them to pursue that work, and what they intend to do with that learning experience.
The starting point for this lively conversation were four interdisciplinary and multimedia humanities projects that students presented during the event.
Maya organized the documentary series “Hoya Hybrid Stories” an opportunity for Georgetown students to learn about documentary methods through workshops and to produce their own short documentaries in response to the pandemic and our current academic dispersal.
Mariah Johnson (C’21, American Studies)
Mariah shared her work in progress for her senior thesis “Digital Blackface on TikTok” which focuses on interdisciplinary critical reading strategies as important tools for understanding social media.
Here is her reflection on the rationale of her research project: