Boundless curiosity about the human experience is the driving force of the humanities—inspiring scholars as they pursue their research, teachers at work with their students, and all of us as we navigate the challenging world we live in.
Discover how that curiosity is expressed in the work of NHC Fellows, in innovative resources for educators, and how it speaks to all of us in the features included below.
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Confronting contemporary challenges is impossible unless we understand the ways that humans interact with their environments and the repercussions those interactions have both locally and globally.
This interactive map highlights some of the important work being done by NHC Fellows on environmental topics around the world.
A fascinating collection of videos, podcasts and panel discussions centered on the role of the humanities in addressing environmental change.
This course emphasizes links between city and country, between child labor and the nation’s cheapest and most abundant protein: oysters.
This podcast features conversations with several recent Fellows whose scholarship deals with the Caribbean and its relation to the Atlantic slave trade as well as a birthplace for not only revolutionary democracy but reggae music.
NHC Fellow Laurent Dubois and musician Joe Newberry participated in a “musical conversation” exploring the fascinating history of the banjo and its links to the Caribbean.
Browse a collection of personal reflections from educators following their investigation of place and the relationship between human and physical geography.
This webinar situates British North American slavery in a broader Atlantic context.
Stories of migration are deeply woven into the cultural fabric of the United States. The experiences and contributions of immigrants have strengthened and diversified our communities, enriching small towns and big cities alike.
Laura Murphy, Fellow 2017–18
Though slavery may not take the exact forms it did in the nineteenth century, approximately 45.8 million persons in 167 countries endure modern forms of slavery.
Humanities In Action
With estimates suggesting there are over 1 million undocumented students in American classrooms, the issue of immigration is one that teachers across the country must contend with in a significant way.
Kunal Parker, Fellow 2014–15
In this podcast, scholar Kunal Parker helps frame the current discourse around immigration as it relates to legal history.