Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities

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.





2015 Anisfield-Wolf Winner Lectures on Campus

Date posted: September 15th, 2015

On Wednesday, September 9, more than 200 people attended the lecture in Ford Auditorium by Professor Richard Dunn of the University of Pennsylvania, winner of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Award in Non-Fiction.   …Read more.

Clune Appears on “All Things Considered”

Date posted: September 14th, 2015

English professor Michael W. Clune was interviewed by NPR’s “All Things Considered” about his new book, Gamelife. The book tells the story of his childhood through the lens of seven early computer games. …Read more.

Beal Receives NEH Public Scholar Award

Date posted: August 20th, 2015

Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, is one of 36 authors to win the new NEH fellowship, which aims to promote well-researched books for general audiences. His book, Revelation: A Biography (Princeton University Press), will offer a cultural history of the New Testament book of Revelation and the apocalyptic imaginations it has fueled, exploring the many, often wildly contradictory lives of this strangely familiar, sometimes horrifying, sometimes inspiring biblical vision. …Read more.

Popkin Part of Team Awarded $300,000 NEH Grant

Date posted: August 20th, 2015

Maggie Popkin, assistant professor of art history, is a principle investigator on a team of scholars who have received a three-year, $300,000 collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support archaeological research in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace, Greece. …Read more.

NEH Funds “How Medicine Became Modern” at the Dittrick Medical History Center

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will fund “How Medicine Became Modern,” an interactive digital history exhibit in development at the Dittick. In January, James Edmonson and Brandy Schillace filed an application for NEH support under the category of “Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants.” On Friday July 24 the NEH contacted Dittrick Chief Curator Edmonson informally with good news, and the official announcement of 2015 award recipients, including the Dittrick, went public on Tuesday July 28. …Read more.