Welcome

Comparative History of Ideas is an interdisciplinary program that draws on a wide variety of disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences to examine the interplay of ideas and their cultural, historical, and political contexts. We encourage our students to engage thoughtfully in critical intellectual inquiry and reflection. We also emphasize the significance of being actively engaged in the world, of understanding the social, cultural, and political forces that shape our lives and identities, and our role in transforming our world.

News

News

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Events

Events

Oct 23
Neel Ahuja - The Postcolonial Animal: Nature/Culture/Empire
4:00pm: Communications 120
Jan 9
John Marzluff (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW Seattle) - Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing our neighborhoods with wrens, robins, woodpeckers, and other wildlife
7:00pm: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Jan 30
Wayne Pacelle (CEO of the Humane Society of the US) - Animal Protection in the 21st Century: Finding Clarity in Our Tangled, Contradictory Relationship with Animals
7:00pm: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Prague, Czech Republic
Spring 2015
Applications due: 10/31/2014
San Sebastián, Barcelona, Spain
Spring 2015
Applications due: 10/31/2014
Padova, Venice, Verona, Florence, Rome, Italy
Spring 2015
Applications due: 10/31/2014