With an inaugural group of Faculty Fellows, a full slate of events throughout the academic year, and other dynamic programming, the UM College of Arts and Sciences’ new Center for the Humanities seeks to become a resource not only for the University but the entire South Florida community.
While Miami Light Project’s The Closest Farthest Away won’t open until next March, an online video series features scholars of Latin American and American Studies discussing the significance and challenges of this collaborative performance project between Cuban and U.S. artists with two of its creators.
Another online video series includes a segment by a philosopher discussing his latest book, a work that charts his decade-long relationship with a wolf.
Until recently, academic endeavors of this kind were not common at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences. A new Center for the Humanities, however, has brought such programming to the forefront, helping to enrich UM’s intellectual culture.