Humanity’s achievements bring about widespread changes. We’ve harnessed fire, created languages and built civilizations. We’ve explored our planet and beyond. New technologies rise. New ideas develop. People and culture influence one another. How will society transform again? What’s beyond the horizon? Can the past be a guide for the future? How can the humanities shape tomorrow’s world? What’s Next?

Join us for the 10TH ANNUAL Tucson Humanities Festival presented by the University of Arizona College of Humanities.

OCT 02
Urban Humanities: New Practices for Reimagining the City
Jonathan Jae-an Crisman
@ Playground
OCT 05
THF Celebrates Sandra Cisneros
@ Bookmans Midtown
OCT 07
3 & 5PM
Designing Women: Overlooked Trailblazers of the Bauhaus
Elizabeth Otto
@ UA Museum of Art
OCT 09
Beyond the Church: The Digital-Religious Lives of Young Black Christians
Erika Gault
@ Dunbar Auditorium
UA Family Weekend
October 11 – October 13
OCT 15
Speaking to Power: What’s Next for Religious Institutions after #MeToo?
Karen Seat, Alison Jameson, Daisy Vargas, Konden Smith
@ UA Poetry Center
OCT 17
Space and Wonder: Humanity’s Endless Quest for Answers
Valerio Ferme
@ Oro Valley Town Hall
OCT 18
Friends or Enemies: Politics & Poetry in Contemporary Russian Rap
Philip Ewell
@ UA Poetry Center
Poetry Center Kids Create
10AM, OCT 19 @ UA Poetry Center
OCT 22
Ritual & Human Flourishing: Theories from Classical China
Michael Puett
@ UA Poetry Center
OCT 24
Puro Amor: A Reading with Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros
@ UA Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Shakuhachi Musician Shawn Head
7PM, OCT 28 @ UA Holsclaw Hall
OCT 29
Arrival: Film Screening & Discussion
Richard Poss
@ The Loft Cinema
NOV 01
Transforming Lives: Empowering Philanthropy through Humanism
Dana Vandersip
@ UA Student Union, Kiva Room

Celebrating 10 years of Tucson Humanities Festival

The UA College of Humanities began presenting an annual series of public outreach events in the spring of 2009 that has since grown to a month-long festival centered each year on a theme that illuminates the impact of humanities on our lives now and into the future. Revisit past festivals >