Western's Honors Program is hosting its first virtual Social Justice Community Engagement Group for students at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 6, with professors Anika Tilland-Stafford and Katie Brian. The SJCE group will meet bi-weekly to share resources, discuss current issues concerning social and environmental justice, and explore concrete ways to support work for greater equity. While situated in Honors, SJCE welcomes students from all programs and degree stages who want to join and turn learning into social action.
Holly Folk is an associate professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western, and she is a historian who studies 19th and 20th century religion and culture. Her research addresses a variety of social movements that fall outside the “mainstream,” including new religions, communes and utopias, anarchism, and alternative medicine.
While on a quarter-long professional leave Winter 2019, Andrea Gogröf of Western's Department of Global Humanities and Religions edited a special volume of Pacific Coast Philology entitled Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility and Vision.
UNC's Fitzhugh Brundage to Present 'Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border' Oct. 23
Prize-winning historian Fitzhugh Brundage, the William Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border of the U.S." from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in SL 140.
Brundage's most recent book, "Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019.
More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
Western’s Department of Liberal Studies will change its name to the Department of Global Humanities and Religions starting this fall.
The department offers interdisciplinary humanities courses and programs; in those, it primarily engages in cultural history and in the academic study of religion as an aspect of human societies and cultures, and wants to communicate this more effectively to the community at Western.
Harriet Ritvo, the Arthur J. Connor Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present "A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness," from 4:30-6 p.m.on Thursday, April 4, in SL 140.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Department of Global Humanities and Religions (formerly the Department of Liberal Studies) will host the University of British Columbia's Don Baker
Western Washington University Provost's Office, Center for International Studies, English Department, and Global Humanities and Religions will host Boston University’s Fallou Ngom for “The Odyssey of Ajami and Muridiyya” at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in Academic West 204.
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is The Music Room, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St.)
For the first time in 10 years, and the third time in its over 115 years of existence, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), the west coast affiliate of the Modern Language Association, will be meeting in Bellingham, Washington at Western Washington University.
Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see http://msupress.org/journals/neas/) for the next five years.
Western Washington University senior Zoe Buchli of Issaquah has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall 2018 academic quarter.
The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides American students the opportunity to study in diverse cultures and languages around the world to further develop skills that are crucial to their future careers.
Liberal Studies' Lynn publishes three articles on early modern Inquisitions
Kimberly Lynn (Associate Professor and Department Chair, Liberal Studies) had two articles published in one edited collection: “Judges and Shepherds: Inquisitions,” and, with Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, “Tribunals and Jurisdictions: Inquisitions,” in Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World, ed. Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 52-65 and 116-27.
The Western Washington University Department of Liberal Studies will host speaker Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Communications Facility 115.
Jonathan Miran (Associate Professor, Liberal Studies) had a book chapter published, “The Red Sea” in David Armitage, Alison Bashford and Sujit Sivasundaram (eds.) Oceanic Histories (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018): 156-181.
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is "The Big City" ("Mahanagar"), which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street.
Harvard University's Alexander Görlach will present 'Islam in Europe' at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in SMATE (SL) 130.
The talk is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Western's Department of Liberal Studies.