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Explore 19th-century French stereotypes of Mormonism.
Romantic Circles bridges innovative computer science with the humanities.
James Tissot experimented with painting uncommon biblical scenes that create rich resonance.
IC explores unique films on cultural convergence.
Four BYU students pay their respects to American soldiers who died defending France.
Award winning author Kossi Komla-Ebri describes the prevalence—and effects—of racism in Italy.
Dive into 1800s Latter-day Saint women’s culture with a database of newspaper advertisements.
Walk the streets of Paris this winter without leaving Provo. (Sadly, no food or drinks allowed.)
Albert Camus’ novel depicts the city of Oran, Algeria during a contemporary outbreak of the plague. While there are obvious parallels between the plague in the novel and the peste brune (the brown plague, a nickname for the Nazis who occupied France during World War 2), by transforming the threat into an act of nature, Camus shifts the focus from human cruelty to the many reactions to suffering: some pretend it doesn’t exist, some try to escape it, others accept it and try to alleviate pain.
Recent alumna Alyssa Baer shares her story and advice for students interested in the Digital Humanities program.
Julia Flanders, a pioneer in the digitization of text and the creation of online corpora, addressed BYU and University of Utah professors and students regarding her work.
Congratulations to Associate Dean Corry Cropper and Associate Professor Christopher Flood (French & Italian) for receiving the Mormon History Association (MHA) 2021 Best Book on International Mormon History award for their collaborative publication, Mormons in Paris: Polygamy on the French Stage.