USD Humanities Center

USD's Humanities Center is dedicated to the exploration of the human condition and the ways in which

USD's Humanities Center is dedicated to the exploration of the human condition and the limitless ways in which human beings understand and interact with our world.

Operating as usual

12/08/2023

Want a new book for the holidays? 🎁
Like this post AND either follow us on Instagram or sign up for our newsletter (link in bio). Two names will be picked daily from December 4 to 8 to choose from our library of books -many of which are signed by the author!

12/08/2023

Happy first day of Hanukkah!

12/06/2023

Want a new book for the holidays? 🎁
Like this post AND either follow us on Instagram or sign up for our newsletter (link in bio). Two names will be picked daily from December 4 to 8 to choose from our library of books -many of which are signed by the author!

Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 12/04/2023

Ann Patchett was a hit! Thanks to all who attended!

12/04/2023

Want a new book for the holidays? 🎁
Like this post AND either follow us on Instagram or sign up for our newsletter (link in bio). Two names will be picked daily from December 4 to 8 to choose from our library of books -many of which are signed by the author!

12/03/2023

See you at the Humanities Center tomorrow!

Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Architecture
Monday, December 4, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

San Diego-Tijuana (U.S.-Mexico) has been named World Design Capital® 2024 as a result of the cities’ joint commitment to human-centered design and legacy of cross-border collaboration to transform the region’s natural and built environments. USD’s Humanities Center and the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History present a two-part project at the Humanities Center exploring how indigenous material practices, counter-mapping, and the creation of borders intersect and influence each other. Led by Marcel Sanchez Prieto, Adriana Cuéllar, and their invited guests.

Photos from University of San Diego: College of Arts and Sciences's post 12/01/2023
Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 12/01/2023

Getting festive at the Humanities Center with the Humanities Center Student Board!

12/01/2023

11/29/2023

Sign up for our newsletter or follow us and like one of the Winter Reading Opportunity posts that will be published daily from December 4 to 8 for a chance to select from our winter reading library! Names will be picked daily. Check our bio for the link to sign up to our newsletter.
Good luck!

11/28/2023

Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Architecture
Thursday, December 4, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

San Diego-Tijuana (U.S.-Mexico) has been named World Design Capital® 2024 as a result of the cities’ joint commitment to human-centered design and legacy of cross-border collaboration to transform the region’s natural and built environments. USD’s Humanities Center and the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History present a two-part project at the Humanities Center exploring how indigenous material practices, counter-mapping, and the creation of borders intersect and influence each other. Led by Marcel Sanchez Prieto, Adriana Cuéllar, and their invited guests.

University of San Diego: College of Arts and Sciences

11/23/2023
Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 11/22/2023

Thank you to all who attended "Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Land Labeling"!
University of San Diego: College of Arts and Sciences

Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 11/21/2023

Thank you all for coming to Del Dickson's lecture, "We Need To Talk About The Rule of Law"!

USD Political Science and International Relations

11/19/2023

Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Land Labeling
Monday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

In advance of the fall holiday, this event is organized to highlight Native-Indigenous peoples who continue to resist erasure and defy the consequences of genocide. The Frontiers in Frontiers series, now in its third year, was first guided by its community partners on the U.S.-Mexico border, then by our community partners working in international migration. Our third year is guided by the notion of borderlessness and its precedence in Indigenous thought and practice. This session is led by USD’s Tribal Liaison, Sahmie Wytewa, and her invited guests.

Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 11/17/2023

Thank you for attending the last in The Forest! Stay tuned for the next of the Natural Landscapes and Human Meaning series!

Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 11/16/2023

Thank you to all who attended last week's There's More Live!

11/16/2023

USD Tribal Liaison Sahmie Wytewa made a simple, pointed request to the audience of colleagues and students gathered before her inside the Humanities Center.
“Whatever you take away from tonight, share it forward,” she urged her fellow Toreros.

There’s More hosted its latest live storytelling event on Nov. 9. The installment, “The Privilege, Power & Politics of Decolonizing Education,” was a partnership between the student-run storytelling program and the Office of the Tribal Liaison. It was held to coincide with Native American Heritage Month.

Read full article in bio!

11/15/2023

Illume/Minerva
We Need to Talk About the Rule of Law
Del Dickson, PhD, JD, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

As author of the acclaimed books, The People’s Government and The Supreme Court in Conference: 1940-1985, Del Dickson’s distinguished academic career has been spent examining the place of the judicial system within the political life of the United States. In this Minerva lecture, Dr. Dickson will reflect upon lessons learned along the way, and will assess recent events in the federal courts that have vexed longtime legal scholars and those who believe we should strive to be a nation of laws rather than will.

11/14/2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

Erin Gruwell of the Freedom Writers Foundation, and some of the original Freedom Writers will be here to discuss the current rise of violence, racism and hatred in the world. The Freedom Writers was a movement that developed after the LA Uprising/Riots of 1992, where students at Long Beach's Wilson High School banded together to overcome violence, racism and division, as well as to fight for education, and mobilize to create a more peaceful and inclusive multicultural society and world.

Hosting the event is Dr. Thomas Reifer of the Sociology Department and co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology Department, University Ministry, Student Affairs and the Career Development Center.

Photos from USD Humanities Center's post 11/14/2023

Thank you to all who attended "The Dimensions of Deforestation"! The next and last in the series is today at 4 p.m., "The Tree and Its Meaning". See you soon!

11/14/2023

Check out the new There's More Playlist on Spotify!
In collaboration with the Office of the Tribal Liaison and in honor of Native American Heritage Month, There's More has created a Native@USD playlist on Spotify. There's More is a student led storytelling program that showcases the diverse and dynamic world of our USD community. Listen to There's More on Apple, Spotify or https://theresmore.sandiego.edu/.

Link in bio.

11/13/2023

Don't miss it! It's the last in the series!
Natural Landscapes and Human Meaning Part Three — The Forest
Tuesdays at 4 p.m. | Sept. 19 through Nov. 14
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

In the fall of 2022, the Humanities Center commenced an ambitious three-year exploration of the connection between the human imagination and the diverse array of landscapes in our world. Having focused upon the ocean and the desert in the first two parts of this series, we turn now to a very different environment: the verdant and abundant life of forests and woodlands. Our two gallery exhibitions showcase the forest-themed work of Gregory Crewdson and Ori Gersht, while in a wide-ranging series of panel discussions and presentations, scholars from a wide range of disciplines will reflect upon the perennially alluring appeal of The Forest.

The Tree and Its Meaning
Emily Bolender | Dean’s Office
Stacie Vos, PhD | English
Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD | Environmental and Ocean Sciences

11/13/2023

Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Land Labeling
Monday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

In advance of the fall holiday, this event is organized to highlight Native-Indigenous peoples who continue to resist erasure and defy the consequences of genocide. The Frontiers in Frontiers series, now in its third year, was first guided by its community partners on the U.S.-Mexico border, then by our community partners working in international migration. Our third year is guided by the notion of borderlessness and its precedence in Indigenous thought and practice. This session is led by USD’s Tribal Liaison, Sahmie Wytewa, and her invited guests.

University of San Diego Department of Sociology

11/10/2023

Thank you to all who joined us on our Art Walk!

11/09/2023

Illume/Minerva
We Need to Talk About the Rule of Law
Del Dickson, PhD, JD, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200
Zoom Meeting ID: 978 2231 7587

As author of the acclaimed books, The People’s Government and The Supreme Court in Conference: 1940-1985, Del Dickson’s distinguished academic career has been spent examining the place of the judicial system within the political life of the United States. In this Minerva lecture, Dr. Dickson will reflect upon lessons learned along the way, and will assess recent events in the federal courts that have vexed longtime legal scholars and those who believe we should strive to be a nation of laws rather than will.

This lecture will be hybrid in-person and on zoom.

11/09/2023

Natural Landscapes and Human Meaning Part Three — The Forest
Tuesday, November 14 at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

In the fall of 2022, the Humanities Center commenced an ambitious three-year exploration of the connection between the human imagination and the diverse array of landscapes in our world. Having focused upon the ocean and the desert in the first two parts of this series, we turn now to a very different environment: the verdant and abundant life of forests and woodlands. Our two gallery exhibitions showcase the forest-themed work of Gregory Crewdson and Ori Gersht, while in a wide-ranging series of panel discussions and presentations, scholars from a wide range of disciplines will reflect upon the perennially alluring appeal of The Forest.

The Tree and Its Meaning

Emily Bolender, MA | Dean’s Office
Stacie Vos, PhD | English
Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD | Environmental and Ocean Sciences

11/08/2023

See you at the Humanities Center tomorrow!

11/07/2023

Thank you to all who attended "The Imagined Forest"!

11/06/2023

See you at the Humanities Center tomorrow!

11/05/2023

Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Land Labeling
Monday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

In advance of the fall holiday, this event is organized to highlight Native-Indigenous peoples who continue to resist erasure and defy the consequences of genocide. The Frontiers in Frontiers series, now in its third year, was first guided by its community partners on the U.S.-Mexico border, then by our community partners working in international migration. Our third year is guided by the notion of borderlessness and its precedence in Indigenous thought and practice. This session is led by USD’s Tribal Liaison, Sahmie Wytewa, and her invited guests.

Frontiers in Frontiers: Indigeneity & Architecture
Thursday, December 4, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

San Diego-Tijuana (U.S.-Mexico) has been named World Design Capital® 2024 as a result of the cities’ joint commitment to human-centered design and legacy of cross-border collaboration to transform the region’s natural and built environments. USD’s Humanities Center and the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History present a two-part project at the Humanities Center exploring how indigenous material practices, counter-mapping, and the creation of borders intersect and influence each other. Led by Marcel Sanchez Prieto, Adriana Cuéllar, and their invited guests.

University of San Diego: College of Arts and Sciences

11/03/2023

Thank you for attending Dr. Andrew Murphy's lecture on "Toleration as a Political Virtue: early Modern Developments"!

11/02/2023

There’s More Live
Thursdays, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

There’s More Live is a storytelling event where guests share meaningful experiences of the human condition. The series highlights USD’s liberal arts tradition, often by exploring the practice of Changemaking. Listen to previous recordings of live stories at theresmore.sandiego.edu.

This event is in collaboration with the Office of the Tribal Liaison. The theme is "The Power, Privilege and Politics of Decolonizing Education".

Storytellers:
Mark Ceder, MS | Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure
Jesse Mills, PhD | Ethnic Studies
Lily Giovannelli | Associated Student Government

11/02/2023

Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4:00 p.m.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

Join us for the screening of a short film, Abuelita's Kitchen, followed by a Q&A with producer Sarah Portnoy and director Ebony Marie Bailey.

Sarah Portnoy of USC's Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures teaches Latinx Food Studies and Food Justice courses. Ebony Marie Bailey has also directed Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico (2022) and Life Between Borders: Black Migrants in Mexico (2017).

This event was made possible by the financial support of the Student Faculty Interaction Fund, Humanities Center, Food Studies Initiative, Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, and the Dept. of Languages, Cultures and Literatures.

11/01/2023

Join the walk starting at the Hoehn Family Galleries! There will be a light reception at the Humanities Center where we will be showing Ori Gersht's video art.

10/31/2023

Natural Landscapes and Human Meaning Part Three — The Forest
Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200

In the fall of 2022, the Humanities Center commenced an ambitious three-year exploration of the connection between the human imagination and the diverse array of landscapes in our world. Having focused upon the ocean and the desert in the first two parts of this series, we turn now to a very different environment: the verdant and abundant life of forests and woodlands. Our two gallery exhibitions showcase the forest-themed work of Gregory Crewdson and Ori Gersht, while in a wide-ranging series of panel discussions and presentations, scholars from a wide range of disciplines will reflect upon the perennially alluring appeal of The Forest.

The Dimensions of Deforestation
Michel Boudrias, PhD | Environmental and Ocean Sciences
Ronald Niezen, PhD | Political Science and International Relations
Marni LaFleur, PhD | Anthropology

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