The Center for the Arts & Humanities at Santa Clara University fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in research, creative activity, and outreach. We build and support partnerships, projects, and programming on campus and with our local community. The CAH brings together faculty, students, staff, visiting artists and scholars, and community members to pursue meaningful expression and intellectual inquiry--the building blocks for a better future and a more just world.
What We're Up To
As the DH-CAH Fellow, Maddie will be creating a finding aid for the zines contained in our Tenacious Box Set in our special collections at SCU. The Tenacious zines are a series of publications of pieces written by women in prison that have been compiled and arranged into separate collections. In order to present the finding aid, she will use Omeka to construct an index based on subject and arranged by date. The index will organize each individual piece by its primary topic or theme as well as its author and date of publication for ease of access. Click here to learn more about her work.
Over twelve groups of students will present their projects that critically engage technology and the humanities. Course representation includes Digital & Public History (HIST 127), Difficult Dialogues: Native People and the Missions (HNRS 20), Fabricating Nature in East Asia (ARTH 66), and more! Click here for more information
Read Brian Thorstenson's blog post on the Santa Clara Wind Phone, and how we can use it to honor those we have lost and communicate with them by conveying our thoughts "carried by the wind." We built a wind phone on our campus located in the arts plaza between O’Connor and Dowd, the phone is up now, and will remain up for the remainder of the spring quarter.
The CAH regularly partners with on- and off-campus groups, organizations, and communities to build capacity, locate new resources, serve the community, and advocate for the arts and humanities. Reach out to us if you are interested in partnering on a short- or long-term project!
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The Center for the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University stands in solidarity with those rising up to call for an end to the long, ongoing, and destructive reality of racial injustice and white supremacy in the United States. We stand with them against hate, against racism, against inequality, against police brutality and impunity. And we stand in solidarity with Black faculty, students, and staff–always, but especially at this moment when racialized and heightened state violence adds to the burdens of grief, trauma, and vulnerability.
- Dennis Gordon (Political Science), Christina Zanfagna (Music and Ethnic Studies), Michelle Burnham (English), Amy Randall (History)