University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


Humanities Week 2017 (April 17th-22nd), is the annual student-produced, multi- and trans- disciplinary, cultural celebration of the humanities held around Grounds and produced by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures.

Humanities Week 2017 will run in conjunction with a photographic art exhibition curated by Time Magazine photographer, Myles Little, called “1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality”. “Some of the images map out points in the world of affluence, such as education, leisure and healthcare (while avoiding clichés like fur coats and private jets). Other images are positioned outside the world of the 1%, looking back in.” Thus, the title of this year’s Humanities Week is “Living (In)Equality” .

The week will be filled with events that deal with the topics of equality and inequality through a number of different lenses — including poetry, global development, food and agriculture, literature, politics, film, visual art, and photography.