In what would quickly become a rallying cry, historian Laura Thatcher Ulrich proclaimed in 1976 that “well-behaved women seldom make history.” This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve gathered Humanities Moments that document the legacies of women who’ve inspired us by breaking the rules, raising their voices, and changing the way we think about ourselves, about women, and about the role they’ve played in shaping our world. In 2014 Chimamanda Adichie declared that “we should all be feminist” and reminded...
About Humanities Moments
The humanities are everywhere — so deeply woven into our daily lives that we often miss them. Sometimes, though, the humanities can surprise you. A book you can’t put down. A photograph that haunts you. A song you can’t get out of your head. And from that moment on, you find yourself changed. The Humanities Moments Project was created to collect personal stories about encounters with the humanities. The stories on this site are presented as submitted, capturing the experiences of those who've shared them in their own words — reflecting their individual views, interpretations, and conclusions. Together, they highlight the diverse and powerful ways the humanities are able to teach, inspire, and enrich our lives.
The humanities are everywhere. But they are so interwoven into our daily lives that we often miss them. Sometimes, though, they surprise you. A book you can’t put down. A photograph that haunts you. A song you can’t get out of your head. The Humanities Moments Project was created to collect stories about how the humanities touch us, inspire us, and enrich our lives.