Professor Alan Orr: 2016 Douglas Murray Prize Winner

Professor Alan Orr: 2016 Douglas Murray Prize Winner
Congratulations to D. Alan Orr, PhD, member of the Humanistic Studies department, who was recently awarded the 2016 Douglas Murray prize for the most outstanding article in Volume 18 of Reformation & Renaissance Review. His article, ‘“God’s hangman’: James VI, the Divine Right of Kings, and the Devil.” Reformation & Renaissance Review, 18.2 (2016), 137-154, is available through...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HMST 240: Global Perspectives

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HMST 240: Global Perspectives
Spring 2017 Topic Seminar HMST 240: Global Perspectives, Harry Mattison, Wednesday 9-11:45, B460 This course explores our contemporary world and world events, especially as they relate to the interests of humanists. Readings are primarily by authors, activists, and scholars outside the Euro-North American nexus. Its goal will be to bring students up to date on...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: PHIL 371: Contemporary Political Theory

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: PHIL 371: Contemporary Political Theory
Spring 2017 Topic Seminar, PHIL 371: Contemporary Political Theory, Firmin Debrabander, Wednesday 4-6:45pm, B480 In this class we will consider some of the most prominent contemporary and recent authors in political theory. If the authors we read are no longer with us, their ideas certainly are, and we will consider them as part of a...

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HIST 410, Propaganda and Thought Control

Spring 2017 Topic Seminar: HIST 410, Propaganda and Thought Control
Spring 2017, HIST 410: Propaganda and Thought Control, John Barry, Thursday 7-9:45, B470 It is often said that totalitarian societies are characterized by propaganda and control of symbolic productions, while democratic societies maximize freedom of belief and expression. This class begins with the opposite assertion – propaganda and thought control are, in fact, the cornerstone...