First Rural Humanities Showcase Spotlights Cornell-Community Projects

By: New York Ag Connection,  usagnet.com
September 23, 2019

Poetry and performance -- as well as more traditional presentations -- comprised the first Rural Humanities Showcase, held in the A.D. White House. The nine projects represented Cornell University faculty engagement, teaching, and research around "rural humanities," which uses the tools of the humanities to both address the rural-urban divide and the realities of rural America, particularly in Central-Western New York.

...The initiative offers a spring seminar and a summer practicum for graduate students and advanced undergraduates as well as support for faculty outreach in generating new scholarship, noted Rural Humanities co-director Gerard Aching, professor of Africana and Romance studies.

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Professor Gerard Aching