Expand all   |   Collapse all  

Special Collections

Dorothy Day and Catholic Worker Collection

The Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries is home to the Dorothy Day - Catholic Worker Collection. This includes Dorothy Day's writings, Catholic Worker records, and more.


Marquette is home to many humanists who not only publish their research in traditional academic circles, but also create podcasts. These are some of their public efforts.

Ideas expressed on these podcasts belong to the podcasters, and do not represent the views of Marquette University.

Expand all   |   Collapse all  

CURTO Conversations

About: This podcast is a place where Marquette University's Center for Urban Research, Teaching, & Outreach to have conversations central to affirming human rights and human dignity.

Link: Find CURTO Conversations here

Philosophy for the People

About: Philosophy today is almost exclusively carried out either in limited-access classrooms, at professional conferences, or in total isolation in an office or study. Philosophy for the People challenges these contemporary modes of philosophizing by inviting members of academia to participate in a form of public dialogue. In each episode I sit down with a philosopher to discuss questions of ultimate concern in ways that are relevant to everyday people and the crises and conundrums we face. I also offer free online seminars for anyone interested in taking a deeper dive into the topics.

Link: Find Philosophy for the People here.

COVID Conversations

About: This is an exciting project designed to highlight some of the research currently underway at Marquette, as well as share how our classes are exploring topics related to the pandemic and its impact on society.  Our goal was to bring together an interdisciplinary group to reflect on a topic and then produce a podcast based on their conversation. We hope to highlight similarities and divergences in the ways different fields do research and share the resulting information learning.  

Link: Find COVID Conversations here.

PhD Futures Now!

About: PhD Futures Now! is a podcast on collaboration, career diversity, and graduate education in the Humanities. This podcast is a project of Humanities Without Walls, a sixteen university consortium headquartered at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Link: Find PhD Futures Now! here.

Evoking History

About: To quote Richard Carrier, "Historians are the memory cells of the metaphorical 'brain' that is the whole human race." In a time of "fake news" and the appropriation of facts for ideologic purposes, it is crucial for those of us who fulfill that role to engage with the public. Evoking History is a podcast where historians will discuss both their research and current events to preserve social memory.

Link: Find Evoking History here.

Sub Titles

About: Sub Titles was inaugurated in a bad year (2020) in order to do what we hope is a good thing: talk about music and movies without becoming hamstrung by what dusty gatekeepers insist on discussing. Matt (music) and Tim (movies) sought out “Best of” lists from providers who are alternately inspiring and frustrating, and decided to go about replacing them bit by bit.

Link: Find Sub Titles here.

I Have SO Many Opinions

About: She is Katie, an English Ph.D. Student, and he is Ben, a History Doctoral Candidate. Together they watch trashy TV and analyze it.

 Link: Find SO Many Opinions here.

Thunderdome Metal Reviews: The Church of Heavy Metal

About: Tracey is the brains behind the twitter album review phenomenon Kloäka Hammer. Ben is an oldhead with a penchant for nihilism and bourbon. Together they are just two metalheads giving their thoughts on bands and albums across the metallic spectrum. Now with more Dr. David Pizzo.

Link: Find Thunderdome Metal Reviews here.


Teaching Resources

Listed below are some of the best NEH-funded education projects. There are many more here.

Expand all   |   Collapse all  

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow | New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society's 2018 exhibit of the same name produced a downloadable curriculum in three units: Reconstruction, 1865-1877; The Rise of Jim Crow, 1877-1900; and Challenging Jim Crow, 1900-1919. Click here to download.

Race to Ratify | iCivics

Race to Ratify, an award-winning game from iCivics, drops you into 1787 and takes you across all 13 states to debate the radical new plan for a young American government. Influence others through the social media of the day — pamphlets. Download Race to Ratify here.

The Emma Lazarus Project: From Sitting Room to Soap Box | The American Jewish Historical Society

The AJHS has recreated the sitting room of Emma Lazarus, Jewish poetess of the text on the Statue of Liberty. While you can't visit it in person, you can click through a digital storybook on their website or even schedule a time to "chat" with the poetess sitting in the room. A variety of other free programming geared towards children age 7-12 is available, including "Soapbox Yoga" and virtual poetry workshops. Visit the Emma Lazarus Project here.

Lift Every Voice | Library of America

The nationwide project is kicking off with the publication of a new anthology of African American poetry which will spread across the country in the form of programming in partner cities and at local libraries during the fall and winter. Visit Lift Every Voice here.

Mission US | WNET Thirteen

Mission US is a series of "serious games" about "serious history." With interactive chapters exploring the American Revolution, the Antebellum Era, the Westward Expansion, the turn-of-the-century Immigrant Experience, the Great Depression, and World War II internment camps. The games are also accompanied by educator guides, like classroom videos and primary sources. Visit Mission US here.


Expand all   |   Collapse all  

The Role of Interfaith Dialogue in Promoting Social Justice

Held on August 5th, 2021, humanities experts, religious leaders, and community members highlighted the transformative teachings and practices within Islam and Christianity while deepening the community’s understanding of how to examine and use faith and knowledge to promote the common good.

Humanities in 3D: Learning Beyond the Classroom through Innovative Technology


Hear how Marquette faculty are taking students beyond the classrooms with cutting edge digital resources that bring history, theology, languages and literatures, art and current events to life in new ways. Visual experiences often promote active learning, critical thinking, decision making and improved performance and allow students to feel more connected to the content. Digital tools are helping the college’s scholars reveal their subjects in new ways and during this program you will learn about the following projects:

    • Digital scholarship projects in Theology 1001 and Theology and the Visual Arts with Dr. Deirdre Dempsey.
    • Digital Scholarship Lab projects around the COVID-19 pandemic and events during campus protests about civil rights, racial justice and the Vietnam War with Dr. Jim Marten.
    • Immersive Experiences in Spain using VR Technology with Dr. Scott Dale.
    • A 3D reconstruction of the Prado Museum in Madrid according to a 1875 photograph, as well as digital exhibits and apps developed by students for an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum "Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel" with Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova.
    • Virtual museum spaces, archeology, and how the MARVL Viz Lab technology can be used in learning, research, and industry with Chris Larkee.

The Future of the Humanities: Panel Discussion from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Dean Heidi Bostic and Dr. Heather Hathaway led a virtual panel conversation about the Future of the Humanities on February 24, 2021.

What Employers Want - Virtual Panel hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education

As the job market struggles to recover, colleges must focus on new ways to help prepare their students for post-graduate success. How can colleges ensure that graduates will have the skills sought by employers? To find out The Chronicle surveyed companies and other employers about the needs they have now and how colleges can better ensure students are ready for the world of work.

In this virtual forum hosted by Ian Wilhelm, an assistant managing editor with The Chronicle, we will examine and discuss the survey findings with author Jeffrey Selingo and a panel of experts.

Watch on Demand

 From Classes to Careers - Humanities Alumni Panel

This recording is only available to authorized users at Marquette.

The humanities and social science departments (English, History, LLC, Philosophy, Theology, Political Science, & Social and Cultural Sciences) hosted, “From Classes to Careers,” on April 14, 2021 via Zoom.  The panel featured alums who are working in a range of fields and who are at different stages of their careers.  They offered career tips and reflected on their career paths, as well as discussing how the skills they gained in their humanities and social sciences courses help them in their current work.

Panelists include:

  • Dylan Bain (History and Computer Science, 2004; M.Ed. 2007), Corporate Auditor and Personal Finance Podcaster
  • Lauren Demshar Abbott (Writing-Intensive English; minors in Psychology and Theology, 2008), Psychotherapist, Froedtert & MCW
  • John Godfrey (Writing-Intensive English; minors in Italian and Psychology, 2019), Teach for America (Milwaukee)
  • Kaitlin Johnstone (Sociology, Political Science & International Affairs, 2020), Staff Assistant in the US Senate
  • Bridget Norris (Political Science & International Affairs; minors in French and Economics, 2013), Peace Corps; currently pursuing a graduate degree in international conflict 
  • Hikeem Williams-Davis (Criminology and Law, Social Welfare and Justice, 2019), Caseworker at Vivant Health