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Our mission. Your big ideas.

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Whether you're dreaming up a research project abroad, exploring ways to collaborate with friends and partners on campus, or coming up with the next world-changing idea, the Center is here to support and celebrate your vision.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Freedom, Captivity, and Human Rights

Thursday, November 18 | 6:00 PM | Parker Reed, SSWAC

A conversation with Zo Orchingwa ’14. The Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Oak Institute for Human Rights are cosponsoring the second event in our Freedom, Captivity, and Human Rights Alumni Series.

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Elm City Press Fest

November 19-20 | Greene Block + Studios

Elm City Small Press Fest is a community event that focuses on independent publishing in the Maine region. 

Abolition for the 21st Century

Performance of "Felon"

Monday, December 6 | 7:00 PM | Webinar

Reginald Dwayne Betts is an American poet, memoirist, and teacher. As a result of a carjacking he committed at the age of sixteen, he was sentenced to over eight years in prison. He has since gone on to author several award-winning works, including poetry, a memoir, and legal scholarship. 

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Freedom and Captivity

What does it mean to be free, to imagine freedom? Conversely, why are logics of control and capture adopted? How and to what ends is it possible to resist these strictures? How is the body implicated in freedom and in capture?

The Center By The Numbers

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Environmental Humanities courses

See how Colby Students and making an impact in Maine and across the globe

HUMANITIES LAB SPOTLIGHT

Chinese Food Culture and Changing Landscape

This advanced Chinese language course used cuisine as an entry point for exploring Chinese culture, history, and literature, and was created by Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Andie Wang.