On Thursday, November 13 (National Humanities Month), the 2014 Humanities Fair will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at UCA from 9:45 a.m. (registration), with programs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The Humanities Fair is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It is open to high school students and their teachers to enable students to experience a typical day attending university humanities courses. Students will have their choice of attending sessions conducted by UCA professors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, History, English, Anthropology, African and African American Studies, Geography, Political Science, Latino and Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and Gender Studies. UCA faculty will make presentations exploring the chosen theme of “Humanities and the Environment.”
Although it is not required, students are encouraged to submit original humanities projects to the Fair’s competition. Awards will be presented to highlight excellence and creativity in the areas of Poetry, Short Story, Essay, or Multimedia Presentation. Student projects based on the theme are welcome, as are projects on other topics.
See the Humanities Fair website at http://uca.edu/hwci/humanities-fair/ for promotional videos on previous year’s fairs, for Registration and Student Project Entry forms, and for more details about submitting student works.