Humanities Archive


Webinar to highlight student-curated exhibition on Black portraiture

September 25, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community in Progress, Events, Humanities, Top Stories

“Representation Matters: Art, Space and Racial Restitution,” a webinar co-sponsored by Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project and Wake the Arts, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panel will be moderated by humanities professor Corey D. B. Walker and feature conversations around the works. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.


‘Classics Beyond Whiteness:’ Relevant, inclusive

February 7, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, Humanities, Top Stories

The course “Classics Beyond Whiteness” was originally limited to 15 students. Twenty-six registered. “I couldn’t turn students away,” said classics professor T.H.M. Gellar-Goad. The fall class was one of several planned courses, events and programming focusing on “Classics Beyond Whiteness” – a multidisciplinary collaboration that examines a misleading and damaging tendency to focus on white scholars and perspectives in claissical studies while excluding black voices.


WFU to host conference on ‘Movement and Migrations’

October 12, 2018  |   Events, Humanities, Top Stories

On October 18-19, Wake Forest will host Movements and Migrations: A Conference on the Engaged Humanities. The event is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Mellon Foundation awards $850,000 grant to WFU for humanities

August 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Humanities, Recognition, Top Stories

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Generating Learning, Remaking Community” through June 2022.


Wake Forest receives $650,000 Mellon Foundation grant

January 29, 2016  |   Faculty, Humanities, Recognition, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Wake Will

A $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to Wake Forest University in support of “engaged humanities.”


Activism and the environment

March 27, 2015  |   Campus Life, Events, Humanities, Speakers, Top Stories

Severe drought, rising seas and dangerous storms — activist Mary Robinson says the world must act in solidarity for climate justice. No country alone can protect its citizens.


President Nathan Hatch: Historian

February 9, 2015  |   Faculty, Humanities, President, Recognition, Research, Top Stories

Not every college president has written a book that is required reading for students across the country a quarter century after its publication like President Nathan Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity.”


Art history detectives

December 15, 2014  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, Humanities, Mentoring, Research, Student, Top Stories

History professor Michele Gillespie usually includes class visits to view art in Winston-Salem. This semester, she expanded the idea to benefit both the students in her Women and Gender in Early America course and the local museums.


WFU President joins Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 13, 2014  |   Humanities, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research.


Arts and humanities at Wake Forest

July 7, 2014  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Top Stories

Arts and humanities offer opportunities to learn about life through a variety of lenses. A new interdisciplinary program and a class where theatre students help train counseling students are just two examples of how Wake Forest combines imagination and insight.

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