The humanities are foundational to the liberal arts, and thus central to the intellectual, cultural and political life of Bucknell. The mission of the Humanities Center is to enhance the visibility of the humanities on campus and beyond; to coordinate trans-departmental humanities endeavors; and to create an environment that fosters pedagogical excellence and student and faculty scholarship in the humanities.

The Book: Past, Present, Future

Join us this fall and spring for a series of talks about the past, present and future of The Book.

  • James Raven (Sept. 26-27)
  • Laura Mandell (Feb. 7)
  • Jeffrey Schnapp (Feb. 27-28)
  • Alberto Manguel (April 12-13)

Sponsored by the Humanities Center, Bucknell University Press and Library & IT

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Humanities Center News & Events


Student and Faculty Engagement in the Humanities


Student engagement

James Richardson '17

James Richardson '17

"My professors challenge me to critically analyze how the past can affect society and now that has become my natural way of thinking."

Major: classics & ancient Mediterranean studies

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Faculty Engagement

Social Network

Research supported by Bucknell's Digital Scholarship Center aims to create a better place to learn and live.

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Cool Class

The Truth About Pirates

This Bucknell class explores how the renegades and raiders of legend and lore have fueled positive change in the world.

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Student engagement

Sarah Och '17

Sarah Och '17

"Being able to draw connections between classes is one of the great advantages of my liberal arts education."

Major: psychology and religious studies

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Student Engagement

Max Ferrer '17

Max Ferrer '17

"Bucknell has taught me that things don’t have to stay the way they are. There is always room for improvement."

Major: history and philosophy

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Cool Class

Crafting Black Women

Bucknell students recreate products developed by innovative black businesswomen to explore history, race and entrepreneurship.

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Faculty Spotlight


Michelle Oswald Beiler

Professor

Maria Antonaccio

"There is a growing consensus that one simply cannot be an adequately informed citizen of the world today without some critical understanding of the diversity, influence and impact of religious traditions on human culture and history."

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Nick Jones

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Nick Jones

"Someday, many of these students will be in positions of power. They need to understand and consider the perspectives of those who may be less privileged than themselves."

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