Through its events the Humanities Council strives to enhance understanding of and support for scholarship and teaching in the Humanities and fosters a community in which the value of the Humanities is understood and discussed. 

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars!

Humanities Pedagogy Brown-Bag Lunches


Fall 2017 Humanities Council Symposium
"Sustaining Democracy:  Existence, Persistence, Resistance" 

Fall 2017 Symposium

Friday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Ballroom (Price Lake & Table Rock Rooms), Plemmons Student Union

Featuring three speakers:

  • Dr. Abram Van Engen, "National Purpose," 9:15-10:30 AM

  • Dr. George T. Pappas, "The Marshall Trilogy to Standing Rock," 10:45-12:00PM   

  • Dr. Timothy Snyder, "On Tyranny:  Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," 2:30-3:45PM


And inconjunction with our symposium this year, we have a four-part series book discussion taking place around Timothy Snyder's book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century."

Click each of the discussion session titles below to learn about the partipants.

Please RSVP for the book discussions at - include the title of the lecture(s) you wish to attend along with your name and mailing address to receive a copy of the book!  

1. "Is this what democracy looks like? Resistance, disobedience and non-conformity"

2. "Who's telling the truth? How lies, fake news and propaganda undermine democracy

(and how language can save it)"

3. "Are you a patriot? The meanings of patriotism, populism and America First" 

4. "Are your rights disappearing? Preserving the rule of law"

Ongoing Events

Appalachian State Digital Humanities Working Group

The Digital Humanities Working Group meets every other week—this Fall semester, they have been meeting on Fridays at 1pm. They will probably stick to that schedule, but will adjust based on availability. The group serves as a gathering for faculty, staff, and students interested in collaborating on digital humanities initiatives and digital scholarship projects. Right now they are working on a speaker series for the spring and a mini-conference in the fall, and are preparing to submit for a couple of NEH grants.

For more information or to join the group, contact Mark Nunes, the Chair of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies at or 828-262-3178.
Or, you can request to join the following Google+ Community:



Nancy Sue Love, Ph. D.
Humanities Council Coordinator
Department of Government & Justice Studies
2038 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box #32107

Howell Keiser
Council Assistant
Humanities Council Office
106 I.G. Greer Hall


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