Congratulations to Kaplan Faculty Fellow Ben Frommer, named a 2013 Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence!
We regret to announce that our Hot Off The Press event featuring Prof. Sypros Papapetros has been postponed until 2013-2014.
Congratulations to Library Fellow Nina Barrett on her second James Beard Award (2012 and 2013). Click here for more.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Kaplan Faculty Fellows and Library Fellow! See the list of recipients here.
WORDS Illuminate the Deering Library
AKIH Artist in Residence Marco Nereo Rotelli's exhibition on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, was a great success--many thanks to our partners at the Global Languages Initiative, Residential Colleges, and the NU Library. View photos on the Kaplan Blog, here.
Congratulations to Kaplan Graduate Affiliates on their recent awards: Elizabeth Benjamin for an NU Presidential Fellowship, and Christopher Shirley for a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship!
Announcing the new Kaplan Blog, a project of the innaugural cohort of Undergraduate Affiliates.
Visit the Kaplan Blog here!
The Kaplan Institute is very proud to congratulate Holly Clayson, Director of the Kaplan Institute, who has been named the Samuel H. Kress Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts for 2013-14. One of the highest honors in the discipline, this professorship is awarded annually to a distinguished art historian by the National Gallery of Art. Read an article from The Daily Northwestern about this honor here.
2012-2013 Humanities Undergrad Courses
View all of the Humanities Institute undergraduate courses for the 2012-13 academic year
2011 Chicago Humanities Festival Evanston Day Highlights Online
Watch or listen to some of the presentations from from the recent Chicago Humanities Festival's Day in Evanston on October 16, co-sponsored by the Kaplan Institute.
Holly Clayson, Shedding Artificial Light on Art History
Ken Alder, The Truth Machine: American Justice and Our Obsession with Lie Detection
William Gibson in conversation with Bill Savage, Technology’s Tomorrow: Sci-Fi with William Gibson
For Incoming Freshmen: The Kaplan Scholars Program
Are you an incoming freshman? Check out our Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program, a year-long investigation of the overarching theme "Humanities in the World"
Also, learn about our undergraduate curriculum, the Humanities Minor, and Weinberg College's First-Year Focus Project for Incoming Freshmen.
Prof. Kathryn Bosher
We are saddened to report that former Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program faculty member, Classics professor Kathryn Bosher, passed away on March 23. Her tremendous efforts and contributions to our humanities community will not be forgotten.
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About the Institute
The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities was established to organize and promote the kind of expansive, interdisciplinary discussion and debate that characterizes leading-edge humanities scholarship today. The Institute cultivates this work through an annual fellowship program for NU faculty, humanities courses for undergraduates, invited lectures, Institute-sponsored research workshops, and a quarterly Artist-in-Residence program.