Category - Humanities & Society

Professor Ian Barnard in front of the Stonewall Inn

50 Years After the Stonewall Riots Chapman professors reflect on Stonewall’s place in the history of LGBTQIA+ activism.

This month, the worldwide LGBTQIA+ community will honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as part of annual Pride celebrations. The historic New York City protest, which began June 28, 1969, and lasted for six...

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What’s in a Name? For Amazonian Tribes, There’s a Connection to Culture and Identity A Chapman professor's research helps officials in Peru embrace the use of native names.

The proper names preferred by a tribe of native people living in the Peruvian Amazon are lovely and captivating, even in their English translations. “Shining Anaconda” and “Proud Bird” are just two examples. But to the...

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The Mantle of Memory As the Holocaust Art & Writing Contest turns 20, young scholars embrace the critical role of bearing witness for the survivors.

The reception that follows the awards ceremony for Chapman University’s annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest is full of contrasts. Holocaust survivors with canes, walkers and the aches and pains of age tread...

Connecting Music and Japanese-American History with Kishi Bashi The Kishi Bashi String Quartet and Master Class will shed light on a dark chapter of U.S. history.

Music, cultural awareness and history will converge in two days of events featuring singer-songwriter, composer and violinist Kishi Bashi on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27 and 28, at Chapman University’s Musco Center...

Tattooed Renewal Mastering the art of cosmetic restoration, Kimberly Armstrong (M.A. ’98) transforms lives – including her own.

The electric tattoo needle humming along the edge of Linda Lee Franklin’s eyes sounds like a bumblebee flying a little too close for comfort. But Franklin isn’t worried. The retired schoolteacher is happy to lie still...

‘Visions of Chapman’

From her Chapman University office, Lindsay Shen used to watch as students and faculty strode wordlessly to and from Moulton Hall – lots of hurried people against a backdrop of beige walls. “It was a walk-through...

Why Are Central Americans Fleeing Their Homelands? Desperation, Says Chapman Professor

To help people glimpse the desperation driving Central Americans to flee their homelands and cross the U.S. border illegally, Chapman University Professor Lynn Horton recalls the story of one woman, a destroyed squash...

Into the YA World – Chapman authors help drive the flourishing young adult market, attracting way more than just teen readers. Chapman authors help drive the flourishing young adult market, attracting way more than just teen readers.

Sarah Nicole Smetana ’09 did not intend to write a great young adult novel. She just wanted to write a great novel, something akin to the coming-of-age stories she loves. Turns out, she did both. Next year HarperTeen...