Established with a generous gift of endowment from Eric and Jane Nord, the Baker-Nord Center is dedicated to:
• highlighting and celebrating the arts and humanities at CWRU (Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater) through public lectures, panels, performances, and special programs;
• supporting research and creative work in the arts and humanities through fellowships, grants, and symposia, as well as encouraging new and innovative directions in research and creativity, including the digital humanities;
• facilitating cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations among CWRU faculty and members of other cultural and educational institutions that address questions and problems of broad human interest, in and out of the academy.
The first annual Cleveland Humanities Festival explored the impact of war on society and culture. Institutions participating in the CHF explored the impact of war on society and culture through a series of coordinated events that considered, from a humanistic perspective, our capacity for brutality and the possibility of transcending it through the power of art.
Presented with the generous support of:
Date posted: March 23rd, 2016
Undergraduate Humanities Prize
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will offer a $500 prize recognizing exceptional achievement in a capstone project or senior paper in conjunction with a humanities course such as Art History, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theater. …Read more.
Date posted: February 18th, 2016
Justine Howe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. was recently selected as one of ten “Young Scholars in American Religion” by the Center for Religion and American Culture at Indiana University. …Read more.
Date posted: January 19th, 2016
English professor Michael W. Clune was interviewed by Michael Feldman on his national public radio show, “Whad’Ya Know,” about Clune’s critically acclaimed new book, Gamelife. They spoke about the relation between numbers and literature, the challenges of writing about childhood, and the importance of humanities education. …Read more.