Humanities After Dark

Our Humanities After Dark programming takes place in the evenings as a way of delivering co-curricular experiences to undergraduate students when they don’t typically have classes. It also provides an enriching nighttime alternative to drinking culture.

Planet-Gazing parties at Washburn Observatory

As a way of promoting our Planetary Humanities Constellation and building community, we host planet viewing events at the historic Washburn Observatory led by Dr. Jim Lattis. Our first event in the fall of 2019 attracted over a hundred people.



Mad Max Film Screening at the Marquee

As part of the co-curriculum for our Planetary Humanities Constellation, we hosted an exclusive film screening of Mad Max: Fury Road at the Marquee Theater on campus. The screening was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Drs. Frédéric Neyart, Annie Menzel, Samer Alatout.

Helen King Talk

As part of our Bodies & Society Constellation, we brought in Dr. Helen King to give a public talk entitled “Us and Them, Then and Now: Moving Beyond Difference in the History of Female Body.” King is a Classicist, renowned for her work on ancient medicine and women’s health. She is an advocate for the medical humanities whose work and presentations actively engage humanities students, medical students, and health professionals. Dr. King is a Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University in England.