Arts & Humanities



March 9, 2020

In the Soil of Cyprus, Clues to an Empire

Reed students dig for artifacts that could shed light on the world of Alexander the Great.

By Randall S. Barton

March 9, 2020

Teaming Up With June, July, and August

Reed helps students take advantage of a valuable resource—summertime.


March 3, 2020

Never Just Words

Prof. Samiya Bashir opens up about poetry, politics, and writer’s block.


March 2, 2020

Going Stoic

Can an ancient philosophy help you cope with your life right now?


February 19, 2020

Collecting the Untold Stories

Reed professor wins grant to compile the outstanding stories of Charles Chesnutt.

February 4, 2020

Walk Run Cha-Cha All the Way

Will Laura Nix ’89 win an Oscar for her powerful new documentary?

February 3, 2020

“Master of the Brushstroke” Wins Eliot Award

Abstract artist David Reed ’68 to receive prestigious prize for lifetime achievement.

December 12, 2019

A History of Humanity

In the latest book by Tamim Ansary ’70, he focuses on the narratives that unite civilizations.

December 4, 2019

What the Sentence Can Do

With razor wit and trademark brio, Prof. Jan Mieszkowski takes on literature, philosophy, and the twitterverse.

December 3, 2019

How They Kept the Faith

Duncan Ryūken Williams ʾ91 uncovers the story of how Japanese-American Buddhist families survived imprisonment and fought for their freedom.

December 4, 2019

Classical Fun

High school students delve into topics ranging from Roman tattooing to volcanology at Reed's annual Latin Forum.

November 29, 2019

How Should Religion Be Taught?

A recent book celebrates the ideas and career of Prof. Steve Wasserstrom.

November 22, 2019

Mothers, Fathers, And Writers

Acclaimed author Lise Funderburg ’82 spent years trying to make sense of her dad. In her new anthology she asks other writers to do the same.

September 30, 2019

Rethinking The Canon

Lauri Ramey ’73 offers a new history of African American poetry with far-reaching implications for the study of Anglophone literature