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Is COVID-19 a threat to our democracy?

W. Robert Connor, a professor of classics emeritus at Princeton University and director emeritus of the National Humanities Center, found insight into our society’s future from a narrative of the pandemic in Athens. In his reading of Thucydides’sHistory of the Peloponnesian War,he found himself considering the full impact of COVID-19 beyond its tolls on our […]

Core Alumna Hollis-Brusky on Justice Barrett

The astute scholarly work of our alumna Amanda Hollis-Brusky was quoted in this new New Yorker piece about Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and the Christian legal movement. An excerpt from the article that pertains to Hollis-Brusky is quoted below and linked is the New Yorker article and Hollis-Brusky’s most recent book, “Ideas With […]

Who really was Homer?

Check out this video de-bunking the myths around Homer! Who was our beloved “The Odyssey” actually written by?

TikToks from CC222

Last spring, students in CC222 made TikTokson writers they read throughout the semester including Freud, Foucault, Butler, and others. A playlist of these videos can be found at the link below. Whoever said learning couldn’t be fun?

Jewish Studies spotlights Matthew Creighton

From the Instagram feed of our friends at BU’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, we see a great feature about one of our new first-year humanities instructors, Dr. Matthew Creighton. From the post: Introducing Matthew Creighton, the next feature of our#FacultyFridayseries.A Boston University graduate, Professor Creighton specializes in German literature, modern Jewish intellectual history, […]

Ancient Gilgamesh tablet showcasing earliest form of literature returned to Iraq

Officials believe the artifact looted during the 1991 Gulf War was illegally imported into the U.S. in 2003, then sold and put on display in a Washington museum.

Hidden sketch revealed beneath Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

Who knew chalk could talk? Amsterdam restorers certainly did, as they discovered Rembrandt’s original chalk outline of The Night Watch. “You may ask why is this so important? Well, it gives us the feeling we can peek over Rembrandts shoulder while he was working on The Night Watch.” Read it here:Hidden sketch revealed beneath Rembrandt’s […]

An Analysis of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” from the Wall Street Journal

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal on Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”, where the writer, Benjamin Shull, analyzes the poem’s timelessness and human truths. “So often in his poems, Whitman begins from particulars — individual people and the jobs they perform, fleeting impressions of nature — and then proceeds to meditate more […]

Playlist to study as an empiricist

Looking for an interesting, yet calming playlist that you can listen to while doing work? Well, look no further, as the Core Curriculum’s Professor Hamill has found this 11 hour playlist of ambient songs to transport you as you study: Students interested in learning more about empiricism can come to the Core Office, or contact […]

Age of Viking settlement revealed using trees and astrophysics

Samus Bellamy writes on dig site evidence that can place the date on the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland that was discovered six decades ago. To find out the details and see how he dissects a New York Times article on the story, check out this link.