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Since its formation in 2012, the BYU Humanities Center’s mission has been to promote innovative scholarship in areas pertaining to the language, literature, thought, culture, and history of the human conversation. This podcast is a continuation of that mission. During each episode, our listeners will be able to hear conversations with distinguished scholars across many disciplines about their current work and its exploration into these diverse areas of the human experience. We hope that you, in listening to this podcast, find additional ways to Think Clearly, Act Well, and Appreciate Life. Thanks for listening.

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Since its formation in 2012, the BYU Humanities Center’s mission has been to promote innovative scholarship in areas pertaining to the language, literature, thought, culture, and history of the human conversation. This podcast is a continuation of that mission. During each episode, our listeners will be able to hear conversations with distinguished scholars across many disciplines about their current work and its exploration into these diverse areas of the human experience. We hope that you, in listening to this podcast, find additional ways to Think Clearly, Act Well, and Appreciate Life. Thanks for listening.

    Trailer: “Faith and Imagination,” a New Podcast from the BYU Humanities Center

    Trailer: “Faith and Imagination,” a New Podcast from the BYU Humanities Center

    Hello listeners, we wanted to let you all know of a new podcast series from the Center coming this Monday, January 25th 2021, called “Faith and Imagination.” This new podcast series will feature interviews between Dr. Matthew Wickman, founding director of the BYU Humanities Center, and various scholars and others who address the cross sections …

    • 1 min
    On Academics, Aesthetics, and Advocacy, with guest Cherene Sherrard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    On Academics, Aesthetics, and Advocacy, with guest Cherene Sherrard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Intersections between areas of scholarly inquiry and areas of creative expression are both fraught with complexity and ripe with opportunity. Where and how these spheres of academic, intellectual and creative work inform each other is often unique to the individual performing that work. But what happens when these two areas—the academic and artistic—also engage the …

    • 49 min
    “The Art of Holy Attention,” with guest David Marno, University of California, Berkeley

    “The Art of Holy Attention,” with guest David Marno, University of California, Berkeley

    Poetry represents perhaps the most elegant use of language, the most delicate expression of the wide range of moods and feelings that make us most deeply human. For that reason, poetry can move us to think differently, behave differently, even sometimes believe differently. In this episode, we spoke with David Marno, Associate Professor of English …

    • 47 min
    On Religious Universities and Church Education, with guest John Tanner, BYU and former president of BYU-Hawaii

    On Religious Universities and Church Education, with guest John Tanner, BYU and former president of BYU-Hawaii

    What is the role of religious universities like BYU? How should they resemble or differ from secular universities, and has their role evolved in the past few decades? Or will it? Our guest on this episode of the BYU Humanities Center Podcast is John Tanner, former Academic Vice President of BYU and, most recently, President …

    • 45 min
    Contemplative Studies, and What it Fails to Contemplate, with guest Jacob Sherman, California Institute of Integral Studies

    Contemplative Studies, and What it Fails to Contemplate, with guest Jacob Sherman, California Institute of Integral Studies

    Contemplative studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field in universities. It explores the intersection of what we learn with how we learn, asserting that minds that are aware of their own processes, minds that take a contemplative approach toward learning, not only digest facts but also undergo transformative experiences. In most universities, contemplative study fuses brain …

    • 44 min
    Why We Need Needless Things: On the Power of Literary Romance – Guest Scott Black, University of Utah

    Why We Need Needless Things: On the Power of Literary Romance – Guest Scott Black, University of Utah

    What is literature? For much of western history, the word simply designated “educated writing” or “discourse,” a meaning it still retains. However, since the turn of the nineteenth century, literature has usually meant “imaginative writing,” and some kinds of literature, like the genre of romance, is more, shall we say, “literary” than others, more rooted …

    • 40 min

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