Arts & Humanities



March 30, 2022

Autonomy and Authority

Revolutions in early modern technology and scientific thought animated discussions about power—Hum 211/212 explores how.

By Michael Faletra

March 30, 2022

Cultural Encounters

Looking beyond East-meets-West, students in Hum 211/212 set out to understand how early modern cultures changed one another.


March 30, 2022

Gendered Dialogues

Hum 211/212 reframes the Renaissance through the study of women.


March 23, 2022

The Birth of the Modern

In a series of essays, Reed's Humanities 211/212 faculty offer a glimpse into an unforgettable course.


March 25, 2022

Eid al-Fitr Makes Its Animated Debut

After growing up watching reactionary stereotypes, a screenwriter creates space for nuanced Muslim characters.

March 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Scriptorium!

The Calligraphy Initiative celebrates 10 years of serifs and glyphs, metal nibs and oak gall ink, and the generous support of a small group of alumni and friends who made it possible.

October 25, 2021

No Face, No Case

Students deconstruct portraiture at a new exhibition at the Cooley.

October 19, 2021

Historian of Big Questions

Reed mourns the loss of Prof. Ed Segel, who taught history for 38 years.

October 18, 2021

Beloved Beasts

Science writer Michelle Nijhuis ’96 explores the fascinating history of the conservation movement.

June 23, 2021

The Social Dynamics of Biology

Theatre/biology major wins Class of ’21 Award for production focused on diversity and inclusion in science.

June 23, 2021

Where There’s Smoke

Environmental studies major wins Class of ’21 award for innovative way to measure pollutants in wildfire smoke.

June 30, 2021

Pirouetting Through the Pandemic

How Reed’s dance professors found creative ways to teach despite the challenges of social distancing.

April 27, 2021

From Antiquity to Zoom

Reed’s Latin Forum brings Portland’s young scholars together.