David Grubbs performs in Brussels in 2020.


alumnus profile


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


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.



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.


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.


humanities in the world

Ghost writer

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