Timothy Harrison and an archaeological team member dust off a find at Tell Tayinat.


alumnus profile

Relevant relics

Archaeologist Timothy Harrison, AM’91, PhD’95, helps model the contested past—and the climate future.
Jason Salavon projects a multitude of stories on Chicago's Merchandise Mart.



Two perspectives on urbanism

Sometimes an unexpected angle tells an interesting story. An Assyriologist learns about ancient cities from an unconventional source, while a visual artist uses technology to provide a new perspective on contemporary cities.
Poster for Oscar Micheaux's film "Lying Lips"


humanities in the world

From the academy to the Academy

Jacqueline Stewart discusses her role at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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humanities at work
Jacki Cooper Melmed

Humanist at law

How an English degree prepared Jacki Cooper Melmed, AM’94, for a career in law and politics.
new faculty
L to R: Anne Eakin Moss and John Duncan Proios

New faculty fall 2021

This year the Division of the Humanities welcomes four new faculty members.
graduate students
Amy Skjerseth

Sound mind

Amy Skjerseth investigates the emotional residues of sound and music.
digital humanities
James Nye examines a dictionary with a magnifying glass.

How to win at “Tamil Scrabble”

Improvements drive scholars—and tabletop gamers—to the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia.