Humanities

ASU center receives grant to expand, diversify premodern critical race scholarship

In 2019, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University made a definitive statement to the academic world about the issue of race in premodern studies when it hosted its inaugural RaceB4Race conference: Not only did race exist as a social issue back then, it deserves to be reconsidered in our modern-day interpretations of classical texts.

The post-9/11 generation: Relating to the recent past

For every generation, there is at least one collective, momentous occasion that leaves an indelible mark on the timeline of their lives. For boomers, Gen Xers and a good number of millennials, the moment the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, is unquestionably one of those occasions.

Twenty years on, what does 9/11 — an event that radically altered the arc of global history — mean to Generation Z, many of whom weren’t even alive at the time? And what might it mean to the generations that follow?

ASU professor begins term as president of History of Economics Society

Ross Emmett, director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Liberty and professor at the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, recently began his term as president of the History of Economics Society, an organization dedicated to “encouraging interest, fostering scholarship and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of history of economics and related di

ASU Project Humanities event dispels myths about critical race theory

In the crowded landscape of divisive topics and misinformation in the U.S. right now, one of the most contentious issues is critical race theory — the target of a flurry of legislation in many states.

On Tuesday, Project Humanities at Arizona State University presented a webinar titled, “Dispelling the Myths: Critical Race Theory in K–12 Classrooms.”

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