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Isabel Hull, professor of history at Cornell, will present
Isabel Hull, professor of history at Cornell, will present "Rethinking the first World War through the Lens of International Law" on September 19, 2014.
Alice Bag's performance
Alice Bag's performance "Violence Girl: A Chicana Punk Story from East L.A." will take place on October 9, 2014 as part of the Humanities Center's Speaker Series.
Dr. Barbara King will present her research,
Dr. Barbara King will present her research, "How Animals Grieve" as part of the Humanities Center's Speaker Series lecture on March 26, 2015.
Dr. Jessica Pierce presented
Dr. Jessica Pierce presented "The Last Walk: Caring for our Animal Companions" as part of the Humanities Center's spring Lynch Speaker Series on March 26, 2014.

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In the first decade of the century, a few professors at Eastern Illinois University began to consider the possibility of forming a Humanities Center that would advocate for the role of the humanities in higher education in general and at EIU in particular. Under the steady hand of our founding director, Jan Marquardt, we transitioned from an idea to a functioning Center, with a modest curriculum and a speaker series. With the appointment of C.C. Wharram as director in 2014, we were granted an office, located in 1343 Doudna Fine Arts Center (next to the building’s famous “red bridge”).

We continue to expand our role on campus through a Digital Humanities Initiative and student internship programs. For more on the history of the Center for the Humanities (CtH), check out this link.

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