Humanities Activities

Humanities | Presentation

TomorrowTalks with Michael Eric Dyson: Long Time Coming

Author, academic and media commentator Michael Eric Dyson was the featured guest on February 25, 2021 in TomorrowTalks, a new virtual series at Arizona State University. The series places thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker explains how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges. Dyson discussed his most recent book, "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America."

Humanities | Tour

Virtual Tour of Ross-Blakley Hall

Come along for a tour of Ross-Blakley Hall on the ASU Tempe campus, a jewel in the university's architectural crown. Originally constructed as a law library in the early 1990s, the building's midcentury-esque geometry nods to its Southwest environs, combining exuberant form with function. It provides a physical home for the study of the foundational discipline of the humanities, currently housing two of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' flagship humanities units: the Department of English and the Institute for Humanities Research. Note: this tour mainly focuses on portions of the building occupied by the Department of English.

Humanities | Presentation

CSI Skill Tree: Video Games and Possible Futures

CSI Skill Tree is a series of events and videos that examines and celebrates how video games envision possible futures, build rich and thought-provoking worlds, and engage people as active participants in unfolding and interpreting stories. Our guests include game developers, scholars, critics and journalists, science fiction authors, and other interesting folks working at the intersection of technological change and story craft. So far we’ve looked at indie games like Subsurface Circular and Waking Mars, big-budget games like Death Stranding and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, critical favorites like 80 Days and Flower, and classics like Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri.

Humanities | Performance

Storytime: I Like Myself!

ASU Prep Digital second-grade teacher Ms. Nicola Homy is an energetic and exciting learning coach who loves children and reading fun books! Join Ms. Homy as she reads "I Like Myself!" High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves, inside and out.

Humanities | Presentation

Seeking Justice Part 1: Reyna Montoya Co-creating Healing & Agency: DACA, Undocumented and Youth Leadership

The Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series brings in experts from our local communities to discuss critical national issues in an Arizona context. Reyna Montoya, a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, a 2017 Echoing Green Fellow, a Forbes: 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and an ATHENA 2019 recipient by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce among other awards. In 2013, she was the lead organizer, who prevented an immigration bus of undocumented immigrants from deportation in Arizona for the first time in the nation’s history. In the same year, with the help of the community, she stopped her father’s deportation.

Humanities | Presentation

Young Adult Authors Discuss the Writing Process

During this 2014 roundtable, award-winning young adult (YA) authors discussed their writing processes and how they became published authors. Arizona State University's Department of English hosted the special session for students an ENG 471: Literature for Young Adults class. Featured authors and YA specialists included: Tom Leveen, Faith Hochhalter, Amy Fellner Dominy, Amy K. Nichols, Janette Rallison, Shannon Messenger, Shonna Slayton, and Suzanne Young. Professor James Blasingame, an English education specialist, facilitated the discussion.

Humanities | Presentation

Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth McGregor

The law school has accomplished many significant milestones in its 50+ years. In 2006, soon after her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court, ASU College of Law was renamed the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Students continue to personify Justice O’Connor’s legacy and lifetime work to advance civics education and civic engagement and discourse.

Humanities | Presentation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Community Home Educator Toolkit

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) Community Pathways empower parents and caregivers to complement the work of teachers and schools. With these short and free courses, you can master instructional skills that can help children learn at home and in school