David Grubbs performs in Brussels in 2020.

Features

alumnus profile

Post-punk


David Grubbs on balancing academia and a music career
New Humanities faculty members Mohit Manohar; Paula Harper, AB'10; and Ania Aizman, Ania Aizman, AB'08

Features

new faculty

New faculty fall 2022


This year the Division of the Humanities welcomes seven new faculty members.
The genre of literary epic stretches well beyond Homer.

Features

ideas

Two perspectives on the epic


When we think of the epic poem, we think of battles and heroes—almost always men—on ships. But what constitutes a literary epic? How do you write, or teach, an epic? A classicist and a poet offer their takes on the genre.
Jonathan Kim, AB'21, AM'21 interned for an archaeological dig at Tell Keisan, Israel, in summer 2018. Today he draws on his humanities background as a software engineer.

Features

humanities at work

From dig sites to websites


Three alumni use humanistic tools in the tech industry.
Isabel Lachenauer, aka Isabel Cañas, published "The Hacienda"  (Berkley, 2022) while earning a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Features

humanities in the world

Ghost writer


As a graduate student, Isabel Lachenauer, PhD’22, drafted five novels. Now she has one in print.

More Stories


web extra
An image of a book overlaid with computer chip patterns

No STEM degree? No problem!


Advice for humanists considering technology careers
web extra
Isabel Lachenauer, aka Isabel Cañas, published "The Hacienda" (Berkley, 2022) while earning a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Guilty pleasure


Historian Isabel Lachenauer, PhD’22, on the fear and freedom of writing historical fiction
graduate students
Jiarui Sun is a PhD student in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Showing emotion


From written punctuation to online comments, a scholar of modern China studies the signs.
dean’s message
Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities

From the Dean


The dean reflects on the distinctive UChicago Program in Paleography and the Book.