humanities

Deetz to speak at 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting sociology professor at Randolph, will speak about her new book, Bound to the Fire, at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book that takes place March 21-25 in Charlottesville, Va. The annual event is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and draws more than 20,000 people from around the... READ MORE >>

Schwartz selected for prestigious visiting scholar position at UNM

David Schwartz

A Randolph philosophy professor has been selected for the Garrey Carruthers Endowed Chair in Honors visiting scholar position at the University of New Mexico. David Schwartz, philosophy professor and The Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, will assume the role during the 2017-18 academic year. “It is a great honor to be selected for this... READ MORE >>

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

Virginia Living names Randolph among the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools and Colleges

Virginia Living Top High Schools & Colleges 2016 badge

Randolph has once again been named one of the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools & Colleges for 2016 in Virginia by Virginia Living. In its special State of Education bound-in supplement to the October 2016 issue, Virginia Living lists Randolph among its top public and private high schools and four- and two-year colleges leading the way... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor participates in National Humanities Alliance’s Humanities Advocacy Day

David Schwartz asks Bro Adams, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, about the role of small liberal arts colleges in supporting the humanities.

David Schwartz, philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s (NHA) Annual Meeting and participated in its Humanities Advocacy Day Program in Washington, D.C. For Advocacy Day, Schwartz and other professors from across the nation met with legislators to promote the importance of humanitarian studies in a... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present Pearl S. Buck Award to Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston

Nationally recognized author Maxine Hong Kingston will be named the sixth recipient of the Randolph College Pearl S. Buck Award on April 20 during a special ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph philosophy professor chairs panel on public philosophy

David Schwartz

David Schwartz, the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Randolph College, recently chaired a panel discussion on public philosophy at the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Public philosophy seeks to foster more thoughtful and productive public discourse on difficult issues such as racism, immigration, cyber-bullying, and civic responsibility.... READ MORE >>