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29th April Encounters series. Join community members in critical small group discussion about the U.S. Constitution.

Join community members in critical small group discussion about the U.S. Constitution. The Encounters series is a public discussion program created by a partnership with the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, UConn’s Humanities Institute, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The partners provide discussion leaders to engage in topics aimed at strengthening […]

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Politics of Mourning, McElya

Congratulations to Associate Prof. Micki McElya (H&C Core Faculty) whose book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Finalist: The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery, by Micki McElya (Harvard University Press) For a luminous investigation of how policies and practices at Arlington National Cemetery have mirrored the nation’s fierce battles over race, politics, honor and loyalty. Nominated Work The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National […]

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Quiet Power of Humility

The Quiet Power of Humility | Peter Wehner at NYTimes

The Quiet Power of Humility April 15, 2017 “Over breakfast with a social psychologist I know, I asked him what constructive contribution Christians could make to public life. An atheist who finds much to admire in religion, he answered simply: “Humility.” That is a perfectly reasonable hope. Unfortunately, however, humility is a neglected Christian virtue. […]

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Jose Casanova

José Casanova on “Religious Conviction and Intellectual Humility in Public Life: Socio-Theological Reflections”, 4:00-5:30pm, April 21

  Keynote Address José Casanova, Georgetown University Keynote address: 4:00-5:30pm, April 21st (reception to follow) Religious Conviction and Intellectual Humility in Public Life: Socio-Theological Reflections What does it mean to have a religious conviction in our global secular age? Why is it necessary that when we enter public life, even if motivated by deeply held […]

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