At Clark, we believe that humanistic inquiries and practices are crucial to our development as intellectually curious, socially engaged, and ethically-oriented beings. Learning through the humanities and arts grounds our capacity to engage with societal complexities — by developing historical, cultural, literary, linguistic, and philosophical consciousness, and encouraging empathic and aesthetic ways of knowing.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2016 Calendar of Events [PDF]


Home (De)Constructed
Fall 2016 Dialogue Symposium

Whether we are handy or not, we are all builders of homes—making places of comfort, belonging, and privacy. More than any specific space, home is an idea and experience. And yet “home” remains rooted in networks of local meaning, shaped by economic opportunity, and bounded by national and international histories and politics. This semester, we will explore the universal aspects of home, even as we interrogate the specific contexts and circumstances that impart its public and private meanings. We hope you will join us.

Think Small
A lecture presented by designer and builder Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
Thursday, September 22 @ 7pm
Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons 2nd Floor

Dialogues with Mother Earth: The Murals
An exhibit by artist Erica Daborn
Opening Reception and Gallery Dialogue
Wednesday, September 28 @ 4pm
Traina Center for the Arts
Artist Presentation
Thursday, September 29 @ 12pm
Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons 2nd Floor

Lose Your Mother
A reading and conversation with author Saidiya Hartman
Tuesday, October 4 @ 7pm
Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons 2nd Floor

Mobilizing Home to Rethink Refugee Exile
A lecture by Anita Fábos and Cathrine Brun
Tuesday, October 25 @ 4pm
Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons 2nd Floor

Architecture of Fear
An evening of haunted house stories in celebration of Halloween
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm
Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons 2nd Floor

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