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Art History Professor Receives Grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation

Date posted: July 10th, 2018

Professor Elina Gertsman (Department of Art History, Case Western Reserve University) and Vincent Debiais (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, École des hautes études en sciences sociales) received a $20,000 grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation for their collaborative project “Abstraction Before the Age of Abstract Art.” The grant is administered in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with the additional support provided by the Paccar Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Franco-American Fulbright Commission, and the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and of National Education, Higher Education and Research.  …Read more.

Director Peter Knox Reflects on the Value of the Liberal Arts

Date posted: February 26th, 2018

In The Conversation, Director Peter Knox reflects on the broader meaning of the recent $75 Million gift made to the Department of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University: “As investor Bill Miller has said with his big gift, the humanities are just as as important for the fabric of our society and our economy as science, technology, engineering and math.” CLICK HERE to read the entire article. …Read more.

Art History Professor Awarded 2018 Karen Gould Prize in Art History

Date posted: January 22nd, 2018

Elina Gertsman, a Professor in the Department of Art History and Art, has been awarded the Medieval Academy’s inaugural Karen Gould Prize in Art History for Worlds Within: Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna (University Park: Penn State Press, 2015).  …Read more.

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Art History Professor Awarded 2018 Medieval Academy Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize

Date posted: January 18th, 2018

The 2018 Medieval Academy Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize has been awarded to Professor Elizabeth Bolman for her project “The Digital Red Monastery Church: Open Access for Scholars and the Public, for Research and Teaching”.   …Read more.

Free Arts and Culture Tickets Available for Undergraduate Students

Date posted: October 20th, 2017

The Baker-Nord Center is administering a free arts and culture ticket program generously funded by The Kulas Foundation. 
Free passes are available for any regular film showing at Cinematheque (some special events excluded). …Read more.

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Former Baker-Nord Visiting Fellow is Tom Petty Biographer

Date posted: October 6th, 2017

Warren Zanes, Tom Petty’s biographer, was a Baker-Nord Visiting Fellow during the 2005-2006 academic year when the Center’s programming theme was “Childhoods”.  Click HERE to read his Rolling Stone article that looks back on his 30-year friendship with Petty. …Read more.


Duffin selected as CWRU Distinguished University Professor

Date posted: May 5th, 2017

Ross Duffin (center), Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music, with President Barbara Snyder, Provost Bud Baeslack, Dean Cyrus Taylor and colleagues, students, and friends in Harkness Chapel on April 28, when President Snyder notified him that he had been selected as the newest Distinguished University Professor.” …Read more.

Musicology Graduate Students Receive Awards

Date posted: April 11th, 2017

Peter Graff has been awarded an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. The award is given by the American Musicological Society to up to 3 graduate students annually. …Read more.


2017 Undergraduate Humanities Award Announced

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

Undergraduate Humanities Prize
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will offer a $500 prize recognizing exceptional achievement in a capstone project or senior paper in conjunction with a humanities course in the following departments: Art History, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theater.  …Read more.


Broich Receives BNC Faculty Fellowship

Date posted: December 19th, 2016

Thanks to a BNC Faculty Fellowship, Associate Professor of History John Broich will be working full-time on a new book this spring. It focuses on WWII in the Middle East and India in 1941. …Read more.

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2017 Martin Luther King Essay Reflection Competition Announced

Date posted: November 28th, 2016

The MLK Reflection Competition seeks poetry, short stories, art, photography, music, and media as well as essays. First and Second place winners will be chosen from the categories of Written and Non-Written expression, and the awarding of Honorable Mentions will be at the discretion of the judges. …Read more.


Jenifer Neils Receives 2017 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities

Date posted: September 26th, 2016

Jenifer Neils, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts in the Department of Classics, is the recipient of the 2017 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities.  …Read more.

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