IDEAS Fellow Lydia Abedeen Selected for 2019¿2020 ARL Fellows for Digital and Inclusive Excellence

IDEAS Fellow Lydia Abedeen Selected for 2019¿2020 ARL Fellows for Digital and Inclusive Excellence

IDEAS Fellow Lydia Abedeen was among 12 undergraduates chosen by the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee to participate in the 2019¿2020 fellowship.

Leigh Schlecht wins national leadership award

Leigh Schlecht wins national leadership award

Leigh Schlecht, an ILA and IDEAS Fellowship alumna, has been named one of Omicron Delta Kappa¿s (ODK) Leaders of the Year for her work in journalism, speech and mass media.

About to publish her first book, Emory College graduate creates understanding through stories

About to publish her first book, Emory College graduate creates understanding through stories

When Emory College of Arts and Sciences senior Namrata Verghese graduates May 13, she leaves a legacy of leadership in the liberal arts that helps other students discover new insights through interdisciplinary study.

ILA Alumna Rosemary Magee Wants Her Estate Gift to Inspire Others to Do the Same

ILA Alumna Rosemary Magee Wants Her Estate Gift to Inspire Others to Do the Same

Rosemary Magee's (82PhD) 40-plus years at Emory included teaching courses in English, interdisciplinary studies, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies; serving as senior associate dean for resources and planning of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, as well as university vice president and secretary; and directing the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

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Critical Juncture Conference 2019: Translating Across Boundaries

Critical Juncture Conference 2019: Translating Across Boundaries

April 5 - 6, 2019

Emory University Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (PAIS)

Critical Juncture is an international conference uniting those who cross traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. Now in its sixth year at Emory University, Critical Juncture is more than just a conference¿it is an intersectional forum for emerging scholars, artists, and activists to present their work and to advocate for social justice.

Empowering Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholarship

Empowering Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholarship

May 9 - May 10, 2019

Institute for the Liberal Arts

As opportunities continue to diversify for those with graduate degrees, working across and at the intersections of traditional disciplinary borders will require the tools and skills for creating common ground and shared understanding. This workshop will empower graduate students with a theoretical understanding of interdisciplinarity, coupled with concrete pedagogical and communication strategies for introducing interdisciplinary perspectives into multiple contexts.

Claiming Our Unladylike Story

Claiming Our Unladylike Story

February 28, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Anthro 105

Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, founders and hosts of the podcast Unladylike, investigate how sisters are doin' it for themselves in spite of all those unwritten but all-too-real expectations of how we should live our lives.

Congratulations to ILA students named 100 Senior Honorary Class of 2019

Congratulations to ILA students named 100 Senior Honorary Class of 2019

Congratulations to the ILA students named 100 Senior Honorary Class of 2019: Claire Barnes, Matthew Heldman, Julianna Nikodym, Zachary Raetzman, Leigh Schlecht, Namrata Verghese, and Madelyn Zapata.

2019 ILA Graduation Reception

2019 ILA Graduation Reception

May 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Callaway, S420

Join us as we celebrate the graduating AMST and IDS majors and IDEAS Fellows.

Exhibit by ILA alum Dr. Fahamu Pecou featured at Michael C. Carlos Museum

Exhibit by ILA alum Dr. Fahamu Pecou featured at Michael C. Carlos Museum

January 19 - April 28, 2019

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black male bodies in the US. The exhibit is on display from January 10 - April 28, 2019.

2019 IDEAS Week: Wonderful Wednesday

2019 IDEAS Week: Wonderful Wednesday

April 3, 2019 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cox Bridge

Wonderful Wednesday is a weekly celebration of the Emory community every Wednesday. 

Two ILA students chosen as Bobby Jones Scholars for year of study in Scotland

Two ILA students chosen as Bobby Jones Scholars for year of study in Scotland

ILA students Farah Al Chammas and Claire Barnes are among four outstanding graduating seniors chosen to study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland through the prestigious Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship program next year.

IDEAS Fellowship Meet-and-Greet Luncheon

IDEAS Fellowship Meet-and-Greet Luncheon

March 1, 2019 11:59 PM - 1:30 PM

Callaway S420

Join us for a luncheon and learn more about the IDEAS Fellowship and how to apply.

IDEAS Fellowship Info Session

IDEAS Fellowship Info Session

March 6, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Callaway S420

Join us for an info session to learn more about the IDEAS Fellowship and how to apply.

2019 IDEAS Week: Confronting the Canon Conondrum

2019 IDEAS Week: Confronting the Canon Conondrum

April 1, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PAIS 230

How important is it for colleges to study the "great works" of the Western tradition? Join the IDEAS Fellowship on April 1 at 4pm in PAIS 23 for this panel discussion with Dr. Valérie Loichot, Dr. Harshitha Kamath, and Dr. Frank Lechner.

2019 IDEAS Week: Kick-Off Lunch

2019 IDEAS Week: Kick-Off Lunch

March 29, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Center for Ethics, Room 102

This event will kick-off IDEAS Week, a week-long celebration of the liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies during the week of April 1st. We hope you can join us for good food and intriguing conversations!

2019 ILA Undergraduate Spring Research Symposium

2019 ILA Undergraduate Spring Research Symposium

April 30, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Callaway, S420

All ILA juniors present research proposals; ILA Honors recipients present research results. Attendance at the Symposium is mandatory for all ILA majors. Lunch and snacks will be served.

2019 Newsletter

2019 Newsletter

Read our 2019 newsletter.

Apply to be an IDEAS Fellow

Apply to be an IDEAS Fellow

The IDEAS Fellowship is seeking rising sophomores and rising juniors to join our cohort. To be considered for membership, this application must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 19th.

IDEAS fellows among finalists from Emory for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

IDEAS fellows among finalists from Emory for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

IDEAS fellows Leigh Schlecht and Namrata Verghese join two other Emory students as finalists for the 2019 Rhodes Scholarship, the largest cohort of Rhodes finalists for the university in at least 30 years.

ILA alumna named in 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty

ILA alumna named in 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty

Laura Asherman 10OX, 12C is named among the 2018 Class of Emory's Office of Alumni Engagement awards program which annually spotlights selected alumni for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Celebrating 2018 Graduates

Celebrating 2018 Graduates

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, the Institute of Liberal Arts celebrated the graduating class of 2018! Twenty-four seniors graduated with either an AMST (American Studies) or IDS (Interdisciplinary Studies) Major, of whom seven have achieved Honors for their required ILA senior research project. Nine seniors from the ILA's IDEAS Fellowship will also be represented, and five of them have completed Honors projects as well.

New "Ideas" - The 2018 Fellowship Retreat

New "Ideas" - The 2018 Fellowship Retreat

Elizabeth Crusey 20C reflects on the 2018 IDEAS Fellowship retreat.

Poet Richard Blanco visits Emory and the ILA

Poet Richard Blanco visits Emory and the ILA

Lydia Abedeen 20C reflects on U.S. Inaugural Poet (2012) Richard Blanco's visit in October 2018.

Dr. Aubrey Graham's Photographic Exhibition "High Ground: Disaster, Risk, and Resilience" opens at the Harvard University Asia Center

Dr. Aubrey Graham's Photographic Exhibition "High Ground: Disaster, Risk, and Resilience" opens at the Harvard University Asia Center

From Nov.2 - Nov 30, 2017, Dr. Graham's photographic exhibition "High Ground: Disaster, Risk, and Resilience" will be featured at the Harvard Asia Center in the Center for Government and International Studies South Concourse. The exhibition was produced for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and in coordination with Ateneo de Manila University and DisasterNet.

Emory's Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Majors Best in Nation

Emory's Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Majors Best in Nation

The ILA's undergraduate majors are recognized for their innovation and have been selected as the best in the country by BestColleges.com.