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Humanities Lab

Where Inquiry Meets Action

Welcome to the Humanities Lab

Arizona State University continues to be one of the most innovative universities in the country. The new Humanities Lab is consistent with that ranking because it changes the way faculty and students approach instruction and research. The Humanities Lab provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research on compelling social
challenges of interest to today’s students while working with others who are also invested in making a difference. To accomplish this goal, the Humanities Lab has designed a flexible, experimental space in Ross Blakely Hall to promote collaboration and team-based activities including huddle spaces and rough tables for building models, making posters, etc.

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Why do we need a Humanities Lab?

Most of the really big challenges we face are not fundamentally about technology, science, economics, etc. They are human challenges that have been with us for a very long time and therefore require human-centered inquiry as part of the search for a solution. Yet, often the humanities disciplines are not included in such discussions. Therefore, the Humanities Lab brings the humanities to the table by emphasizing the study of values and the way we understand the world around us. Merging the humanities with diverse disciplines helps us to see the grand social challenges more holistically and therefore puts us in a better position to conceptualize solutions.

The Latest News on the Humanities Lab

A great line-up of sustainability course options @ASUSILC this Spring including our HL: Sustainable Fashion Lab!
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New classes in the School of International Letters and Cultures shine light on sustainability

Join us in Spring 2021 for HUL 250: Intro Interdisciplinary Research! Learn about interdisciplinarity & apply this learning to social challenges, social movements & digital culture.

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Humanities Lab past faculty offers new study abroad course with a Humanities Lab spin.

In fall 2018, Arizona State University professors Sujey Vega and Christiane Reves joined forces to team-teach an interdisciplinary Humanities Lab called Facing Immigration. The course was a hit, culminating in several student-led outcomes, including a mural that now blankets an exterior wall across from the downtown Phoenix YMCA. A second Facing Immigration Lab taught by other faculty followed in […]

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