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Michael Slouber conducts interview about upcoming book

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 10:13am

WWU Associate Professor of Global Humanities and Religions Michael Slouber was interviewed for a New Books Network podcast on his upcoming anthology 

WWU Honors Program hosts first Social Justice Community Engagement virtual meeting

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:19am

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.

Cults, New Christianities and Religious Persecution in the Internet Age; a Q&A with Holly Folk

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:29am

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.

WWU's Andrea Gogröf edits special volume of 'Pacific Coast Philology'

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 9:22am

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

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:29am

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.

Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Humanities

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:02am

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.

Department of Liberal Studies to Change Name in Fall

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:35am

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.

MIT's Harriet Ritvo to present 'A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness' April 4

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:35am

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.

Department of Global Humanities and Religions to Host UBC's Don Baker for 'The Two Koreas' April 18

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:11am

The Department of Global Humanities and Religions (formerly the Department of Liberal Studies) will host the University of British Columbia's Don Baker

WWU to Host Fallou Ngom for ‘The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya’ March 11

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 9:20am

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.

Next Masters of Asian Cinema at the Pickford: “The Music Room,” Dec. 3

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:37am

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.)

WWU to Host Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Nov. 9-11

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:05am

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.

Liberal Studies' Jonathan Miran appointed editor of the journal 'Northeast African Studies'

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:29pm

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.

Journalism Student Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Morocco

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:05am

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' Kimberly Lynn publishes three articles on early modern Inquisitions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:02pm

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. 

WWU to host ‘Chai Why? The Making of the Indian National Drink’ April 19

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:35am

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.  

Liberal Studies' Jonathan Miran has book chapter, article published

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:03pm

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.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/oceanic-histories/7BDD2F35C5E019DB8D3228DE4380B457

Masters of Asian Cinema April 10 features 'The Big City'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:55am

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's Alexander Görlach to Present 'Islam in Europe' Dec. 7

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:34pm

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.

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