Higgins School of Humanities

At Clark, we believe that humanistic inquiries and practices are crucial to our development as intellectually curious, socially engaged, and ethically-oriented beings. Learning through the humanities and arts grounds our capacity to engage with societal complexities — by developing historical, cultural, literary, linguistic, and philosophical consciousness, and encouraging empathic and aesthetic ways of knowing.


Upcoming Events

Fright Night in the Higgins Lounge

Professors Jennifer Plante, Jay Elliott and Gino DiIorio will read their favorite scary stories in honor of Halloween

Wednesday, October 29 @ 7pm

Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

Poetry and History

An Evening with Natasha Trethewey (US Poet Laureate 2012-14)

Tuesday, November 4 @ 7pm

Atwood Hall

Don't Bite Your Tongue Dinner

This event is open only to Clark students, faculty and staff.

Tuesday, November 11 @ 5:30pm

Wright Hall


A play by Clark alumnus Todd Logan '75

Tuesday, November 11 @ 7pm

Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts

Slavery on Their Minds: Representing the "Peculiar Institution" in Contemporary Children's Picture Books

A talk by Raphael Rogers

Thursday, November 13 @ 4pm

Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

Fragile Fatherhood: What Being a Daddy Means in the Lives of Low-Income Men

A talk by Kathryn Edin

Wednesday, November 19 @ 7pm

Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

ONGOING: What Do You See?

An exhibition by photographer Wing Young Huie

On display through December 17

Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

Complete Fall 2014 Calendar of Events