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Entry #3: Whose “common,” what “good”?

November 11, 2021by Dean Franco The seminar met on November 10th to discuss the prior meeting at Happy Hill, to respond to the previous reading on civil rights unionism, and to plan for subsequent meetings.  One commonly shared view that emerged is that it was important for […]

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Entry #2: At Happy Hill

This entry is collective, and includes words and perspective from several seminar participants gathered here as a coherent narrative.  This post is collectively sourced because the meeting itself included several different vectors in complex relation, with unexpected origins and unknown (at the time) contexts.  To […]

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Monique O’Connell HI Tenth Anniversary Tribute

Being a department chair is not an interdisciplinary enterprise. As the chair of the history department, my days are taken up with planning history course offerings, managing the concerns of history students, and responding to the needs of history faculty members. One might think that […]

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Aimee Mepham HI Tenth Anniversary Tribute

When I moved to Winston-Salem in 2008, I had no job and very little idea about what I even wanted to do. For a couple of years, I had a few positions in different departments at WFU and taught creative writing part-time. I never really […]

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Mary Foskett HI Tenth Anniversary Tribute

When Dean Franco emailed me to remind me that this fall marks a significant anniversary for the WFU Humanities Institute, I could hardly believe it’s already been ten years. How could ten years have gone by so quickly? Yet after stopping for a moment to […]

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Phoebe Zerwick HI Tenth Anniversary Tribute

I joined the faculty at Wake Forest in 2010, just as the Humanities Institute was getting started. I was new to academia, having spent my career in daily journalism, a field that doesn’t fit neatly into a single academic discipline. While my colleagues in the […]

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Morna O’Neill HI Tenth Anniversary Tribute

I have always associated the Humanities Institute with my life at Wake Forest, as we both arrived here in 2010, and I cannot imagine Wake Forest without it. One of the first events that I attended as a new faculty member was “Humanities in the […]

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Barry Trachtenberg HI Tenth Anniversary Tribute

Since arriving to Wake Forest in 2016, the Humanities Institute has played a pronounced and, really profound role throughout all areas of my professional life. I consider the Institute as one my intellectual homes at the university — as a site for some of the […]

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