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Fall 2015 Class

The first undergraduate humanities fellows class is currently underway. Students' varied research topics include needlework in Victorian literature; Aristotle's politics and justice in political philosophy; uncovering the University of Richmond's African-American History; and Hitchcock's women.

Fall Break Trip

The class traveled to New York City over fall break where they experienced cultural attractions and conducted additional research on their chosen topics.

What are the humanities?

Literary scholar Helen Small defines the humanities broadly as “the meaning-making practices of human culture, past and present.”

The humanities are practiced in many disciplines and departments including:

Art and Art History
Classical Studies
Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Religious Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Theater and Dance
and many interdisciplinary programs.


Questions about the Undergraduate Humanities Fellows Program can be directed to Dr. Abigail Cheever or Dr. Joanna Drell.