Humanities Center Showcases Student Research Opportunities

Humanities Center

The Humanities Center offers students the chance to explore unique research opportunities with faculty to expand their humanities experience.

PROVO, Utah (Jan. 20, 2016)—To kick off their semester’s full calendar of events, the Humanities Center held an open house for students, giving them the opportunity to explore the various resources and opportunities the center offers. Matt Wickman, director of the center, said, “Each semester, the center hosts several lectures, symposia, colloquia, workshops and other meetings with distinguished scholars from around the world. What is more, the center sponsors more than 15 research groups for its faculty, and many of these groups have space for small numbers of students to participate in intensive conversations about cutting-edge scholarship in a variety of fields.”

Over 40 students enjoyed refreshments as they learned about the unique faculty research projects, research opportunities and cutting-edge work in the many fields covered under the humanities. These projects include making connections between the humanities and cultures of countries worldwide; studying how the humanities are related to the environment and urbanization; exploring the correlation between the humanities and  jazz, blues and rock music; and discussing various literary periods, including the medieval, Victorian and Romantic eras.

The opportunity to interact and research with faculty on unique projects through the Humanities Center is an important resource for students looking to be more involved in their discipline or who would like to add research opportunities – and even co-authorship of publications – to their résumés.

Alison Siggard (B.A. English Education, ’17)

Alison covers the Humanities Center for the College of Humanities. She is a senior studying English teaching with a minor in music.