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The Story of Southern Food with Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt and Rebecca Darwin

Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

Unlike the cuisines from our country’s other three corners, southern food has an identity and culture unto itself. Bound less by ingredients and recipes, and more by people and their stories, southern food embodies the lived experiences of the region’s people, both past and present. We asked southern food experts to help us pin down what defines southern food today, and their responses shed light on the important role food has in the humanities.

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Humanities in Leadership

Leadership Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

Many organizations, both in and outside of higher education, offer leadership programs focused on acquiring skills to address the complex challenges that faculty leaders face. Embracing its humanistic roots, the IAH takes leadership development a step further: we work to also grow the interpersonal skills of our leaders, building their capacity for introspection, emotional intelligence, and fostering a community of peers.

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The Importance of Scholarship: Faculty Fellowship Program

Hyde Hall Fellows Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

Our goal is to alter perspectives, open minds, and change lives. It all begins with those who have the greatest ability to do so: our faculty. We recognize that a productive scholar is continuously involved in research, writing, and creative efforts that advance knowledge in his or her particular field. However, diminished resources and increased teaching loads can make it difficult for our faculty members to work toward their scholarship. For this reason, the FFP provides the invaluable gift of time…

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How to Argue Online

How to Argue Online IAH Director Andrew Perrin

What should people do if they want to go beyond expressivity, beyond reading what they already agree with and writing for others who already agree? What kinds of online argument carry the best possibility of changing others’ minds, resulting in a better democracy? The humanities and social sciences give us some excellent principles and tools for listening, speaking, and disagreeing well.

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