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.





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.

Two Faculty Members Named American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members recently joined the ranks of the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellows. Elina Gertsman, associate professor of art history, and Daniel Goldmark, associate professor of music, were elected to this year’s 70-member class from more than 1,000 nominees. …Read more.

Steinberg wins 2015 PROSE Award:

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

Ted Steinberg’s Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York (Simon & Schuster, 2014) is the winner of the 2015 PROSE Award of the American Association of Publishers in the U.S. …Read more.