Archive: Humanities Initiative

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Do Men Really Think About the Roman Empire Every Day? Classics Professor Josiah Osgood Sure Does

It’s been over 2,000 years since Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and ushered in a civil war that would remake the Roman Republic and complete the transformation of the…

October 4, 2023

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A Home for the Humanities on Campus

Professors Nicoletta Pireddu (Inaugural Director of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative), and Derek Goldman and Anthony R DelDonna (Department of Performing Arts) have been…

April 29, 2022

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Life’s Big Questions

Uncertainty is arguably one of the most universally felt phenomena, and the issues we may be uncertain about appear as boundless as the universe. The Georgetown Humanities…

March 17, 2022

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Medical Humanities Minor Launched by University

The Georgetown Medical Humanities Program, a cross-campus collaboration among Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and the Georgetown University Medical,…

March 22, 2021

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New College Faculty for 2020-2021

Georgetown College is pleased to welcome 24 new full-time faculty members with primary appointments in 16 College departments and programs. This cohort will help enrich the…

September 2, 2020

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Library Acquires Rare Logbook That Illustrates Life Aboard a Slave Ship

A recent gift to Georgetown University Library, now digitized and made available online, provides poignant and valuable insight into the Atlantic slave trade. “As historians,…

August 20, 2020

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University Holds Racial Justice Dialogue in Wake of Recent, Past Police Brutality

The pandemic and its disproportionate effect on black people combined with new acts of violence against them have created deep pockets of pain in the university’s black…

June 15, 2020

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Art Provides Much-Needed Respite, Connection for Students During Pandemic

Art students at Georgetown have continued to paint, draw, sculpt, make videos and study art.…

May 6, 2020

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James Baldwin Play Marks New Trend in Classical Theater, Panelists Say

“It’s a huge-scale drama that requires a lot of economic resources,” said panelist Soyica Colbert, Idol Family Professor and professor of African American studies and…

February 27, 2020

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Facing Heartache on Valentine’s Day? Read a Poem

Elizabeth Velez (G’83) and her friend, alumna Mary Esselman (C’84, G’87), wrote The Hell With Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart (Warner Books, 2002) after Esselman…

February 14, 2020