arts and humanities
Feb. 11, 2019—Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.
Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.
Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major.
Feb. 5, 2019—Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.
Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.
Jan. 28, 2019—A new program that will examine economic and ecological justice through the lens of theological and religious reflection has been launched at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Jan. 21, 2019—During its January meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Robert Penn Warren Center Executive Director Mona Frederick and learned about the fascinating ties between the center’s office space and Stella Scott Vaughn, an important figure in Vanderbilt University history.
Jan. 17, 2019—A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.
Jan. 10, 2019—New insights into how disease and impurity were viewed in first-century Jewish society suggests scholars may need to reevaluate how they interpret Jesus' interaction with people affected by leprosy.
Dec. 19, 2018—Gilman Whiting, an associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies and director of the Scholar Identity Institute, will lead a Winter Break camp and film seminar for boys of color in sixth through ninth grades Jan. 2-4.
Nov. 10, 2018—Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has created a new lecture series that aims to connect Vanderbilt to a growing dialogue around the world about relationships between art, democracy and justice.
Nov. 7, 2018—A new micro-grant fund designed to help faculty pursue time-sensitive projects that will amplify and advance Vanderbilt's arts and humanities has begun accepting applications.