Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

A New Article about Visiting Ancient Worlds Virtually through Student-Made Videos

This article by Rich Barlow allows you to see course tours of art from Boston to Paris via technology. These tours were created by BU students in Professor Kyna Hamill’s “Ancient Worlds” class for their UROP projects. To read this article and see the virtual tours, click here.

Shakespeare on Zoom

A global pandemic didnt stop Irelands love of theatre. A collaboration of theatre companies from Portstewart in Northern Ireland put on a production of Shakespeares, The Tempest via zoom during the earlier stages of the pandemic. In April of 2020, the zoom performance had its debut, selling out many weekends. This idea inspired others, leading […]

Core Writing Fellow Releases New Book on Heritage Tourism in Washington, D.C.

Lauren Kerby, a former Core Writing Fellow and current education specialist and lecturer at Harvard Divinity School and alumni of Boston University’s Graduate School of Religious Studies, is releasing her new book,Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nations Capital and Redeem a Christian America,this spring.This debut book is forthcoming through the University of North […]

Core Authors in the News!

Some content for your viewing pleasure… Are you exhausted by the prospect of reading another new translation or adaptation? Are you looking for a new way to experience the story of your favorite hero? Perhaps you should go back to basics and experience a classic text the classic way!This articlediscusses the impact of hearing the […]

A Multimedia Experience: Attar’s “Conference of the Birds”

In Fall 2019, Sassan Tabatabai convened a workshop for Digital/Multimedia Expression, in which students created a multimedia online edition of excerpts from The Conference of the Birds. This edition consists of student-created images and collages that strive to retell Attar’s story in a remediated fashion, in an effort to breathe new life into an ancient […]

Quixote Nuevo

Come see one of literature’s greatest heroes come back to life! This ambitious play Quixote Nuevo follows Don Quixote transported to a border town in modern-day Texas, once again searching for his long-lost love. Core will be attending two showings: 12/4 at 7:30 PM; 12/7 at 2:00 PM. Come see Professor Hamill for more details!

Reacting to the Past

Have you ever been swept up with revolutionary fervor at the thought of ousting the ancien regime and replacing it with a new, egalitarian, Jacobin order? Probably not, but hear us out. Using a novel pedagogical technique called Reacting to the Past, developed at Barnard, professors at BU have been bringing the past to life […]

Ajax, Hecuba, and Vietnam

The image above is taken from a stage adaptation of the Iliad, now performing at ArtsEmerson. A group of Core students is venturing downtown to see this production, titled An Iliad, putting us in mind here on campus about the enduring relevance of this ancient text. Do our modern times still reflect that old world? […]

On the Relevance of Ancient Authors

In the first-year humanities, Core students study works primarily written by people who have been dead for two thousand years or more. It is only natural to wonder whether those peoples ideas are still relevant who cares what Thucydides said? Well, we care what Thucydides said, and we think you should too. Nowadays, its hard […]

Some Spooky Music for Your Spooky Enjoyment

Earlier this week, Core alumna Cat Dossett shared with us some vintage Halloween tunes. Check them out here! Whether it is for your Halloween themed gatherings or just for your own enjoyment, this tunes will help you get into the Halloween spirit. Thank you for sharing, Cat.