Loyola University Maryland

Humanities Symposium

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The Humanities Symposium is a two-day event that brings students and faculty together to examine a text across disciplines. The 2017 Humanities Symposium marks the centennial anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War and the Center for the Humanities has chosen a variety of texts to commemorate this significant moment in American history.

This year’s texts include Mary Borden’s poetic descriptions of her work as a nurse behind the front lines as well as a selection of poetry written by American, Canadian and British soldiers. The readings raise questions about how this war was experienced and written about by both women and men.  This is an opportunity to discuss war and peace, technology and war, poetry and prose and many other aspects of war and society. 

Learn about the schedule of events..