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Publications and thoughtful commentary showcase the incredible work that comes out of our small liberal arts classrooms, studios and labs.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

News & Events

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Read about AHSS alumni, students, faculty and staff in the monthly e-newsletter, expressions. Our faculty are sought-after experts in their fields. Read what some have to say IN THE NEWS. Also, check out our upcoming events listed below. 


Soldiers Who Defied Orders at Sand Creek
In 1864, an estimated 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people were killed at the Sand Creek Massacre near Eads, CO. In an Op-Ed published in the Independent , Billy Stratton, associate professor of English, writes about the U.S. soldiers who refused orders and did not carry out the murders. Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer "were men who rejected the violence and genocide inherent in the 'conquest of the West,'" writes Stratton. "The story of Soule's and Cramer's actions and their courage to say 'no' to the killing of peaceful people at Sand Creek is an important chapter of U.S. history."

Lessons Learned from WWII Japanese-American Internment
Bonnie Clark, associate professor of anthropology, writes about the parallels between the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and today's political discourse regarding Muslims in this OpEd for History News Network. Clark writes about her experience researching in Amache, Colorado, at one of the primary incarceration camps built by the War Relocation Authority.

Practitioners of Traditional Mayan Medicine Have a lot to Teach Modern Doctors
Alejandro Cerón comments on the misconceptions modern doctors often have of indigenous healers in this article from Quartz . "A general criticism [of modern medicine] is the tendency to decontextualize the patient and to try to see the patient and the patient's symptoms out of context without paying attention to family situations or other social situations that are happening," Cerón says. "In my experience the Mayan model of healthcare pays attention to that kind of contextual information."


Join us! Register for any of the below events by calling 303-871-2425 or by clicking the 'Register Online' link for each event.

Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture
The free AHSS alumni reception and John C. Livingston Lecture showcases the work of an esteemed AHSS faculty member. Connect with AHSS alumni, faculty and students, and help us recognize our Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

Harper Distinguished Speaker Series
This annual series brings to Denver a prominent leader in the field of liberal arts. This free lecture is made possible, in part, by the Heber Harper Humanities Distinguished Lectureship Endowment.

Faculty Lecture Series
This free series showcases the work being pioneered by AHSS faculty. Each month, faculty members share their current research or present recently published works.

View our filmed lectures