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
Meet the CAH's 2022-23 student fellows and learn about the creative and scholarly projects they have been working on this year. Hear from the students about their research and writing experiences, visit their displays at tables to interact with visual and digital presentations connected to these projects, and complete a showcase passport to win prizes! Learn more and register here.
Kingany was one of multiple mid-second millennium urban settlements active in Indian Ocean mercantile networks in northern Madagascar. Following the 15th century collapse of the city of Mahilaka, oceanic trade prioritization, and the often-associated trend of urbanization, swept southward along the western coast of Madagascar. Archaeological expeditions conducted at Kingany by Anderson investigated this moment, identifying Islamization trends and chronologies that are applicable to the Mozambique Channel at large. Learn more here.
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)