IDS major David Kulp selected for 2020 Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship

IDS major David Kulp selected for 2020 Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship

Four outstanding graduating seniors from Emory University will spend the next year at the University of St Andrews in Scotland through the prestigious Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship program. Emory College of Arts and Sciences students Sarah Hunter, David Kulp, Samah Meghjee and Adesola Thomas will join the community of more than 300 scholars who have participated in the program since its founding in 1976.

Fear of Dying Alone: Internet Group Suicide, Loneliness and Increasing “Solitary Death” in Precarious Japan

Fear of Dying Alone: Internet Group Suicide, Loneliness and Increasing “Solitary Death” in Precarious Japan

March 18, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Callaway, S420

This has event has been cancelled.

2020 ILA Undergraduate Spring Research Symposium

2020 ILA Undergraduate Spring Research Symposium

April 28, 2020 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.

Empowering Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholarship

Empowering Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholarship

May 7 - May 8, 2020

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.

ILA Student contributed to The Washington Post

ILA Student contributed to The Washington Post

If you know me well, you know that I collect “kippahs.” In fact, I have a collection of over 200 kippahs, also known as yarmulkes. They include bulk-ordered bar and bat mitzvah kippahs, kippahs from Kippa Man (a store in Jerusalem) and cherished friend-made, hand-crocheted kippahs. Some days I choose to wear a light-colored kippah, other days, a Batman logo kippah. I wear my rainbow kippah to Pride parades and my Emory University kippah to school events.

“No other satisfactory reason can be given": The 19th-century discovery of the ancient Egyptian afterlife

“No other satisfactory reason can be given": The 19th-century discovery of the ancient Egyptian afterlife

April 8, 2020 4:30 AM - 5:30 AM

Callaway, S420

This event has been cancelled.

IDEAS Week 2020: Creating Spaces Recap

IDEAS Week 2020: Creating Spaces Recap

IDEAS Week 2020: Creating Spaces took place in the week of February 14-20, 2020. Attendees explored the liberal arts and interdisciplinary education through various community gatherings and conversations.

Congratulations to ILA students named 100 Senior Honorary Class of 2020

Congratulations to ILA students named 100 Senior Honorary Class of 2020

Congratulations to the ILA students named 100 Senior Honorary Class of 2019: Fatima Elfakahany, Mariam Hassoun, David Kulp, Erin Oquindo, Andy Paul, and Kira Tucker.

ILA Director Dr. Robyn Fivush on the importance of sharing family stories

ILA Director Dr. Robyn Fivush on the importance of sharing family stories

We’re losing generations of family history because we don’t share our stories. But here's how to get your kids, siblings, and parents talking.

IDEAS Fellow Mariam Hassoun interviewed for #IAmEmory

IDEAS Fellow Mariam Hassoun interviewed for #IAmEmory

Academic powerhouse and Oxford Continuee, Mariam Hassoun EC ’20 describes her passion for making a positive impact on the world! Our Video Team explores her dedication to serving her community through Model UN and the IDEAS Fellowship. This May 2020, Mariam plans to graduate with a degree in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, but the incredible work she is doing academically will be her legacy.

ILA Faculty featured in "The Secret Benefits of Retelling Family Stories"

ILA Faculty featured in "The Secret Benefits of Retelling Family Stories"

Children learn about family history and identity through stories told by older generations.

IDEAS Fellow Namrata Verghese publishes debut collection of short fiction

IDEAS Fellow Namrata Verghese publishes debut collection of short fiction

In The Juvenile Immigrant, her sparkling debut collection of short fiction, Namrata Verghese explores the disorders and triumphs of Indian immigrants, especially Malayalees, in America.

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.

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.

 Recent IDEAS alum is Emory's first winner of prestigious scholarship to study for two years in France

Recent IDEAS alum is Emory's first winner of prestigious scholarship to study for two years in France

Jacob Kasel 18C will study for two years in France as the first Emory University winner of the Michel David-Weill Scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

See the ILA courses offered in Spring 2020. Whether you are looking to fulfill requirements or discover a few passion electives, our interdisciplinary course offerings have something for everyone.

Spring 2020 Sidecar Courses

Spring 2020 Sidecar Courses

The Spring 2020 sidecar courses are now live in the Course Atlas.

Open Class with Dr. Cornel West

Open Class with Dr. Cornel West

On December 6, 2019, students in IDS 385W Tales of Citizenship: 19th Century Russian and American Writing had the rare privilege of sitting with Dr. Cornel West at their seminar table in the ILA’s new Learning Commons in Callaway Building.

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.

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.