Join us for the inaugural Humanities Week at Arizona State University. From Oct. 18 to 22, ASU humanities units, centers and institutes will host special events to highlight the ways in which we explore the human adventure across time, culture and place. 

Open houses and info sessions

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Superstition Review: Nonfiction Writing with Bernadette Murphy

  Monday, Oct. 18 | 10:00-10:50am

   Online

Humanities Week round stickers on a gold background.

Humanities Week Swag and Info Booth

  Monday, Oct. 18 | 11:30am-12:30pm

  Orange Mall

Students enjoying snacks and games at the SILC Café.

Open House: SILC Café Every Day

   Monday, Oct. 18 | 1:30-2:30pm

   Durham Hall Café Space

A collage of websites, social media, apps and A/V technology.

Digital Humanities Showcase

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 8:30am-1:00pm

   Durham Hall 135

Students enjoying snacks and games at the SILC Café.

Open House: SILC Café Every Day

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 1:30-2:30pm

   Durham Hall Café Space

Life-sized cutouts of C-3PO and R2-D2 at the ASU Department of English.

Department of English Open House

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 10:00am-12:00pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall

An ASU student sitting in a movie theater holding a film slate.

So You Want to Study Film and Media: A Flash Session

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 11:00am-12:00pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall 117

Humanities Week round stickers on a gold background.

Humanities Week Swag and Info Booth

  Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 11:30am-12:30pm

  Orange Mall

Students enjoying snacks and games at the SILC Café.

Open House: SILC Café Every Day

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 1:30-2:30pm

   Durham Hall Café Space

Lego Batman and Superman sharing frozen treats on the asphalt.

Humanities Research That's Saving the World

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 3:30-4:30pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall 196

Students enjoying snacks and games at the SILC Café.

Open House: SILC Café Every Day

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 1:30-2:30pm

   Durham Hall Café Space

Students enjoying snacks and games at the SILC Café.

Open House: SILC Café Every Day

   Friday, Oct. 22 | 1:30-2:30pm

   Durham Hall Café Space

Exhibits and showcases

A collage of websites, social media, apps and A/V technology.

Digital Humanities Showcase

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 8:30am-1:00pm

   Durham Hall 135

Lego Batman and Superman sharing frozen treats on the asphalt.

Humanities Research That's Saving the World

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 3:30-4:30pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall 196

Interactive events and workshops

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Superstition Review: Nonfiction Writing with Bernadette Murphy

  Monday, Oct. 18 | 10:00-10:50am

   Online

A collage of websites, social media, apps and A/V technology.

Digital Humanities Showcase

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 8:30am-1:00pm

   Durham Hall 135

Someone typing a poem on a typewriter.

Twenty-First Century Voices: Graduate Student Poetry Reading

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 11:30am-1:00pm

   Memorial Union North Stage

Life-sized cutouts of C-3PO and R2-D2 at the ASU Department of English.

Department of English Open House

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 10:00am-12:00pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall

Tarot cards sprawled across the floor.

ECOtarot Readings with the Desert Humanities Initiative

  Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 11:00am-2:00pm

  Ross-Blakley Hall 196

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Beyond Books: "The Stuff" of Racial Representation (Interactive Exhibition)

  Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 2:00-4:00pm

  To be determined.

A landscape of Brazil, looking out to the oceam.

Singing for Social Justice: Brazilian Popular Music in the Age of Authoritarian…

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 2:00-3:00pm

   Online

Lego Batman and Superman sharing frozen treats on the asphalt.

Humanities Research That's Saving the World

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 3:30-4:30pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall 196

Five people wearing "Dream Warrior" t-shirts pose for a picture.

From Descendants to Ancestors: Preparing Indigenous Scholars to Shape Our Future

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 5:00-6:00pm

   Online

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Writing Workshop: 'It's a Wonderful Life': How Have You Affected the Lives of O…

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 6:30-8:00pm

   Online

Tarot cards sprawled across the floor.

ECOtarot Readings with the Desert Humanities Initiative

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 10:00am-1:00pm

   Ross-Blakley Hall 196

Four women walking through fields and carrying children on their backs.

Food, Health and Climate Change: Food Stories Sponsored by the Humanities Lab

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 10:30-11:45am

   Old Main Lawn

Gabino Iglesias leaning against a wood fence.

Writing Through an Apocalypse with Gabino Iglesias

  Friday, Oct. 22 | 6:00-7:30pm

  Online

Films and performances

Someone typing a poem on a typewriter.

Twenty-First Century Voices: Graduate Student Poetry Reading

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 11:30am-1:00pm

   Memorial Union North Stage

Portrait fo Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great on Netflix and Hulu

   Wednesday Oct. 20 | 4:00-5:00pm

   Online

"Blaxploitalian" movie poster with a Black man's face and a black background.

Deconstructing Race in Film: Fred Kuwornu's Documentary 'Blaxploitalian'

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 4:00-5:15pm

   Durham Hall 135

Open classes

Old map of linguistic stocks of American Indians.

American Indian Languages

   Monday, Oct. 18 | 3:00-4:15pm

   Online and Armstrong Hall L1-14

A heart colored to look like the German flag, with black, red and yellow horizontal stripes.

Speak German! Join our German Conversation Class

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 9:00-10:00am

   Durham Hall 137

African American woman with glowing markings around her eyes.

Africanfuturism and Worldbuilding in Science Fiction

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 1:30-2:45pm

   Online

"The Five Senses" or "Summer," oil on canvas, by Sébastien Stoskopff, 1633.

Sensual Literature: The Five Senses in Literature and Culture

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 3:00-4:15pm

   Armstrong Hall L1-12

Black and white image of a George Floyd protest.

'Long Time Coming' and the Future of Racial Reconciliation

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 9:00-10:15am

   Stauffer Communication Arts Building A15

Colorful spires in Russia.

Russian Civilization from Tsars to Putin: The History of the Russian National A…

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 10:30-11:45am

   Durham Hall 107 and Online

A black bridge with a cloudy sky in the background.

Building a Bridge to Life: Young Adult Literature Addresses Teen Suicide

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 1:30-2:45pm

   Life Sciences E-Wing 106

Lectures, panels and symposia

A mosaic of six Indo-Afro-Hispano-Latino images.

Open Windows and Screens to the Multicultural Indo-Afro-Hispano-Latino Mosaic

   Monday, Oct. 18 | 10:00am-12:00pm

    Life Sciences Building E-Wing 250 and Online

Colorful houses on the edge of a cliff in Romania.

Romania, the Hidden Gem of Eastern Europe

   Monday, Oct. 18 | 12:30-1:30pm

   Online

Portraits of Jason Bruner, Sheryl Bronkesh and Volker Benkert.

Teaching Genocide Comparatively

  Monday, Oct. 18 | 4:00-5:30pm

  Coor Hall 4403

Portrait of Keith David Watenpaugh

The White Savior and the Waif: Listening to Humanitarianism’s Unheard

  Monday, Oct. 18 | 4:00-6:00pm

  West Hall 135

An ancient map of Asia and Africa.

Enmity at the Edge of Empire: RaceB4Race Day 1

  Tuesday, Oct. 19 | All day

  Online and Durham Hall 512

Apache scouts drilling with rifles, Fort Wingate, New Mexico.

Tiger of the Human Species? Yavapai-Apache Scouts: Meanings and Legacies

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 6:00-7:00pm

   AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

Portrait of Clint Smith.

Marshall Distinguished Lecture: A Conversation with Clint Smith

   Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 6:30-7:30pm

   Armstrong Hall 101

An ancient map of Asia and Africa.

Song and Silence: Convivencia and the Myth of Mutual Hatred: RaceB4Race Day 2

  Wednesday, Oct. 20 | All day

  Online and Durham Hall 512

Painting of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz sitting at at desk in a library.

New Research on Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651-1695)

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 1:00-2:00pm

   Online

Portrait fo Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great on Netflix and Hulu

   Wednesday Oct. 20 | 4:00-5:00pm

   Online

Five people wearing "Dream Warrior" t-shirts pose for a picture.

From Descendants to Ancestors: Preparing Indigenous Scholars to Shape Our Future

   Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 5:00-6:00pm

   Online

An ancient map of Asia and Africa.

Exceptions: Justice, Sovereignty, Slavery: RaceB4Race Day 3

  Thursday, Oct. 21 | All day

  Online and Durham Hall 512

Ancient red and black drawings in a cave.

A Literary and Cultural Journey in Cantabria, Spain

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 10:30am-12:00pm

   Online

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Querencia: Leveraging Place in Latinx Arizona

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 1:00-2:00pm

   Polytechnic Campus Santa Catalina Hall 355 and Online

Old map of the Arizona-Sonora border.

Arizona’s Transborder Cartography, 1541-1760

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 3:00-4:00pm

   Online

"Blaxploitalian" movie poster with a Black man's face and a black background.

Deconstructing Race in Film: Fred Kuwornu's Documentary 'Blaxploitalian'

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 4:00-5:15pm

   Durham Hall 135

Anime character with a hat and sword looking out at the sunset.

Anime, Manga and Japanese Pop Culture

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 4:30-6:00pm

   Online and Bateman PSC H-Wing 150

Portrait of Michael Eric Dyson.

ASU Common Read: A Virtual Visit with Michael Eric Dyson

   Thursday, Oct. 21 | 7:00-8:30pm

   Online

An ancient map of Asia and Africa.

Contextual Migration: RaceB4Race Day 4

  Friday, Oct. 22 | All day

  Online and Durham Hall 512

Gabino Iglesias leaning against a wood fence.

Writing Through an Apocalypse with Gabino Iglesias

  Friday, Oct. 22 | 6:00-7:30pm

  Online

Explore the human adventure across time and place.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Through firm foundations in writing, research, language study and debate, the humanities offer a toolkit for the creation of a fulfilling life and a more just world.

Check out degree programs at The College's Division of Humanities, or reach out to an academic advisor by calling 480-965-6506 or emailing thecollege@asu.edu

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Wherever you are in your educational journey, prepare to be a master learner, ready for the issues of today and tomorrow.

Check out degree programs at CISA, or get in touch with an academic advisor

New College at West Campus

Through rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework, gain practical skills that enable you to think outside the box and solve global challenges.

Check out degree programs at New College's School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, or reach out to an academic advisor by calling 602-543-3000 or emailing harcsadvising@asu.edu