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Center for the Arts and Humanities

Center for the Arts and Humanities


"Humanity has always looked to the Arts to explain the world."

-W. Kamau Bell


Drawing from both traditional forms of expression and the latest in digital technologies, the Center for Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University literally has no boundaries as it fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching, service and creative activity both on campus and in the community, locally and globally. The Center merges the Jesuit passion for scholarly excellence and service with the explosion of creativity which is Silicon Valley. Join us as we not only push the envelope but eliminate it all together, exploring the joy of meaningful expression at the interface of the arts, humanities, sciences, and entrepreneurial genius in the 21st Century.

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Arts and Humanities in a Time of Crisis

The arts and humanities help us to better understand ourselves, our world, and our connections to each other. In a time of extraordinary upheaval like the one we are in now, such understanding is more critical than ever.

How have the humanities helped you to contextualize current events or reevaluate human relations? How have the arts helped to sustain or connect you as we shelter in place?

The Center for the Arts & Humanities invites faculty to contribute to our new blog devoted to sharing short reflections, stories, poems, music, short films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, dances, and other forms of expression and inquiry that highlight the importance of the arts and humanities in this time of crisis.

Submit one-paragraph proposals or completed blog entries of 250-750 words to Michelle Burnham or Amy Randall. We encourage the inclusion of visual or audio components as well as hyperlinks.


New Leadership for the Center for Arts and Humanities

SCU’s Michelle Burnham and Amy Randall will take over leadership of the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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Dan Hoyle is the 2019-2020 Visiting Fellow/Artist-in-Residence

Dan Hoyle is an Oakland-based actor and playwright. His brand of journalistic theater has been hailed as “riveting, funny and poignant” (New York Times) and “hilarious, moving and very necessary” (Salon).

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SCU tUrn Project