In a world where discussions about business, technology and engineering dominate professional conversations, it is important to find ways to bring the human back into the equation. What better way to see the human in professional conversations than with the use of public humanities? Public humanities are projects that translate humanities research and theoretical content to the public to bring people together for an engaging, significant discussion.
Welcome to the home for public humanities at Arizona State University: SPARK. SPARK is a dynamic sharing space for public humanities works in history, philosophy and religious studies. Through these disciplines we hope to bring past and current research projects to the community. These projects help us understand our heritage, culture and traditions and how they can be applied to current life.
SPARK highlights the work of theSchool of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), ASU’s largest humanities school. SHPRS became an official school in 2008 when the departments of history, philosophy and religious studies were merged by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The school’s focus on interdisciplinary education and innovative research pushes the boundaries of the human adventure.
In a time where everything is at our fingertips, it’s important to dive deeper and uncover the true connections between things. As the need to reflect on the past to grow into our future becomes more and more relevant, SPARK looks to bring these conversations into the open for everyone to be a part of. And now those projects are all in one convenient location. Stay up to date with the many different projects currently underway and be the first to know about new ones as they start. SPARK will keep you interested in the human experience through archives, curated displays, articles, photos and much more.
Be sure to check back regularly for more innovative research sharing from SHPRS here at SPARK.