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Welcome to the HC@gbc

The Humanities Center at Great Basin College (HC@gbc) seeks to collect, curate, and cultivate the humanities for rural Nevada. At the heart of the HC@gbc are the core skills and habits of mind which the humanities encourage and promote: critical and creative thinking, communication, technological understanding, and personal and cultural awareness. The HC@gbc has been made possible with significant support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Humanities at GBC

Join us for humanities-based events, presentations, discussions, and performances both on campus and online! See more information about what humanities activities are going on at GBC!

Humanities Crossroads

An online portal to showcase the rich history and cultural diversity of our region through creation and archiving of original and multimedia content.

Humanities in Action

An annual initiative organized to provide the entire GBC community with opportunities to engage in civic conversation around significant issues of culture, place, and society.

Humanities Teaching Toolkit

An interdisciplinary space for GBC faculty to explore the use of the humanities content in their classrooms.

Mission

The Humanities Center at Great Basin College seeks to collect, curate, and cultivate the humanities for rural Nevada.

In August 2013, Great Basin College (GBC) was awarded a $500,000 Challenge Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), one of the few colleges of its size to win such an award. The Grant provides the foundation of the Humanities Center at Great Basin College (HC@gbc) and its mission.

At the heart of the HC@gbc are the core skills and habits of mind which the humanities encourage and promote: critical and creative thinking, communication, technological understanding, and personal and cultural awareness.

Vision

Through the humanities, we seek greater cultural and historical understanding to demystify human difference, celebrate diversity, and build an engaged citizenry to enhance the well-being of rural Nevada.

By leveraging GBC’s distance education experience and technology, the HC@gbc is providing humanities programming throughout our service area. Partnering with the Great Basin Indian Archives, the University of Utah's Shoshoni Language Project, and Barrick Gold of North America, we are compiling a searchable public database of Western Shoshone oral histories.

Endowment

The HC@gbc uses an endowment-financing model for sustainable funding.

In addition to the National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the HC@gbc has reached out to corporate and community partners to initiate an endowment fund for stable, long-term financing of operations.

As well as maintaining the technology infrastructure, archives, and a coordinator position, the endowment will support future humanities events and faculty- and student-generated content development.

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"No man is an island." - John Donne

…a digital humanities center developed by great basin college because 'humanities matter' ♥