The traditional humanities disciplines—classics, literature, history, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts—were core disciplines in the first university in western civilization, Plato’s Academy. Since that time the humanities have remained core disciplines in all higher education while other areas of study have had changing significance in the university. The continued presence of humanities scholarship attests to its fundamental relevance to our lives.
The 2015 Piediscalzi Lecture will be held at Wright State University on April 16, 2015. The lecture, entitled “There and Back Again: The Story World of Greek Myth,” will be delivered by Dr.