The Humanities Collective promotes, coordinates, and highlights faculty and students’ humanities research, events, and programming at Trinity University and in the larger San Antonio community. We promote humanities in practice.

We aim to foster humanistic learning and enable meaningful action through programming that:

  1. Supports the scholarship of humanities faculty and students;
  2. Engages partners on campus and in the community to advance the public humanities; and
  3. Calls attention to the relevance of the humanities in contemporary society.

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Upcoming Events

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Spring 2021 Seminar Series: Shakespeare & Race 

April 21, 2021

VIRTUAL | 7:00 PM CST

Book Launch and Conversation with Dr. Ruben Espinosa

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Ruben Espinosa, who will read from his forthcoming book Shakespeare on the Shades of Racism, which is part of the Routledge Spotlight on Shakespeare series. This book puts into conversation Shakespeare with present-day events and cultural products surrounding topics of race, ethnicity, xenophobia, immigration, asylum, assimilation, and nationalism as a means of illuminating Shakespeare’s cultural and literary significance to these issues.

This event is part of a series for the Spring 2021 Public Humanities Seminar on “Shakespeare and Race” led by Dr. Santos. All events are free and open to everyone. Live captioning will be provided, and recordings will be made available after each event. To learn more about the series go to our events page.

 

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Our Programs

 

Humanities Scholarship

We support the scholarly activities and pursuits of Trinity faculty and students:

  • Public Humanities Faculty Fellows
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium

Humanities in the Community

We gather and promote humanities events for students, faculty, and the broader San Antonio community.

Our events include public lectures, seminars, film screenings, and a variety of other showcase opportunities.

Humanities in Practice

We encourage students from all backgrounds to register for courses in the humanities and to consider a major or minor in a humanities subject.

Each October we also host Humanities Day, in which humanities alumni are invited to campus to share their personal career journeys and advice with current and prospective majors.

In the News


Humanities Center

In January 2021, Trinity University announced a donation to fund a new three-story, 40,000 square foot facility which will elevate the study of humanities and will support contemporary, student-centered, and hands-on teaching, research, and active learning.

The newly renovated Halsell Building on the northern edge of campus will be the future home for the Philosophy, Classical Studies and History Departments.

The New Building (currently unnamed) will house:

  • Religion Department
  • English Department
  • Film Screening Room
  • Reading Room
  • Humanities Commons
  • Humanities Research Lab
  • Large Lecture Hall
  • Six state-of-the-art classrooms

Construction on the new building begins January 2021 and we hope to open the new space in the Fall of 2022.