“On Friday the 30th of September, 2016, the Bachelor of the Humanities program welcomed alumni and their families back to Carleton to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary. Faculty and former students caught up with each other at an informal pub-night and a gala dinner, and seven alumni turned the tables on their former professors by giving a series of TED-style talks on their current experience and expertise from the front of their old lecture-hall.”

‘TED’-Style Talks

Jen Carswell — “Humanities in 3Ds: Discover, Difficulty, Different”

Melanie Coughlin — “Studying the Humanities from a Daoist Appreciation of the Usefulness of the Useless”

Jean-Noé Landry — “Contemplating and acting the Humanities in Kabul, with Russia’s Political Dissidents, and Jack Layton”

Graeme O’Farrell — “Give the Kids Plato, or How Books Saved My Life”

Dan Parker — “A Humanities Education is a Tool for Solidarity and Social Change”

Faculty Address

Waller R. Newell — “The Birth of the B.Hum.”

Prof. Waller Newell addressed students and alumni, giving his reflections on the founding of the Bachelor of Humanities and its progress over the years.