Humanities

Humanities

A photograph of Vancouver taken from a helicopter above the Stanley Park area. It shows West Georgia Street, with False Creek and Science World at the end, and East Vancouver in the background.

There may be no such thing, but Vancouver has shown the world an admirable model.

Illustration of people enjoying a public park, with a city in the background

Communities are shaping their public spaces into social places.

An illustration of cities enclosed in bubbles

UBC researchers are helping us imagine a city where people feel more connected.

Human left hand beside a robotic right hand

AI–generated text will soon be indistinguishable from that written by a person.

Reporters holding microphones and recorders near person speaking

A new group of vital contributors are shaping what journalism could and should do.

Women in red robes and white bonnets pray on steps in The Handmaid's Tale

Writers have explored how abortion becomes entangled with how we shape the future.

A woman sits looking out of a window at trees

Trees and green spaces are an antidote for the stressors of modern life. 

Photo of Sonja Thoma sitting on the beach.

Linguist Sonja Thoma is supporting the revitalization of Indigenous languages.

Journalist Anastasiia Lapatina in Ukraine

A 20-year-old political science student has been covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

demonstration against Russian invasion of Ukraine

Despite offering essential skills, the humanities are feared to be in a “crisis.”

Vladimir Putin

Here’s a look at whether Putin can be removed from power and, if so, by what means.

Six LGBTQ+ books by UBC–related authors

Read all about queer experiences in these new books by UBC faculty and alumni.

Illustration of a group of Black youth seated at a table and working on a puzzle together

B.C.’s Black community is unique in Canada.

A black and white headshot of Denzel Washington from the film "The Tragedy of MacBeth"

There is a deep irony when it comes to Shakespeare and Black people.

Inside spread of William Shakespeare's First Folio showing an illustration of the author

This extremely rare book was published in 1623, seven years after the playwright’s death.

A portion of the Canada and China flags, overlapping each other.

How will the release of the two Michaels affect Canada’s relationship with China?

Red and cedar Aboriginal carving for the truth and reconciliation commission.

“Without truth … there can be no genuine reconciliation.”

"Bacchanal of the Andrians" by Titian

Dr. Edward Slingerland explores the age-old allure of alcohol in his new book Drunk.

Headshot of Sandra Fox

Fox received a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity.

People walking down a hallway. Graphics with copy overlaid over image, with statements like "Are you okay?" and "What's going on?"

You can do more than you might think.