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James Tissot experimented with painting uncommon biblical scenes that create rich resonance.
Explore 19th-century French stereotypes of Mormonism.
IC explores unique films on cultural convergence.
Women may have been silent onscreen in early cinema, but backstage they were building a powerful new art form.
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.
IC rings in the new school year with gripping films and lectures.
Charles Oughton’s unusual teaching method leads to victory.
Walk the streets of Paris this winter without leaving Provo. (Sadly, no food or drinks allowed.)
BYU Professor Kerry Soper speaks on the famous comic series The Far Side and the life of its creator, Gary Larson.
BYU’s Marlene Hansen Esplin, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, shares how the study of problems of translation can lead to greater social consciousness. 
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.