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Humanities at GBC

While the HC@gbc is new, the committment of GBC's students, faculty, and staff is long-standing. Below are some of the many humanities activities being undertaken at GBC.


Nevada P.S. I Love You: Postcard Making Party

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Join SGA and HC@gbc in the Leonard Center Lobby on the GBC Elko Campus to make postcards at the closing reception of the Nevada P.S. I Love You Postcard Exhibit in the GBC Art Gallery.

Snacks and art supplies provided and prizes will be awarded!

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This event is made possible by Nevada Humanities, Humanities Center at GBC, GBC-SGA, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Center for the Book, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

GBC Art Gallery is Excited to Host Nevada P.S. I Love You Postcard Project

GBC Art Gallery is Excited to Host Nevada P.S. I Love You Postcard Project image. Click to see alrger image.What: Nevada P.S. I Love You Postcard Project: Love Notes from Across the Silver State

When: December 15, 2021 – February 4, 2022

Where: Great Basin College Gallery, 1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada

Nevadans ages 5 to adult were invited to submit a handmade Nevada P.S. I Love You Postcard to the Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Las Vegas Book Festival. The postcard project and exhibition hope to connect urban and rural communities and people across the state sharing with each other the things we love about Nevada in art, poetry, and haiku.

View the exhibition online.

Find more information about the ongoing Nevada P.S. I Love You Postcard Project, view postcard examples and workshop projects, or get involved in this ongoing program.

Stay tuned for exhibit reception and postcard making party at GBC in January 2022!

Original art and poetry postcards by artists of all ages from across the state, sharing their LOVE for Nevada. Conceived as part of the 2019 Nevada Arts Council Basin to Range Cultural Exchange Program. Sponsored by Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities, and Truckee Meadows Community College.

Building a More Perfect Union: A Conversation with Danielle Allen

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Ms. Danielle Allen graphic.Wednesday, February 2, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Nevada Humanities and the HC@gbc for an important conversation with Harvard University-based political theorist and visionary Danielle Allen.

Allen will be in conversation with Debra Moddelmog, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the conversation will be followed by audience Q+A. Event is free but registration is required.

Register Here.

GBC Arts & Humanities Instructors in Humanities Heart to Heart

Humanities Heart to Heart, presented by Nevada Humanities, is a series of essays and multimedia presentations that highlight diverse, personal perspectives from all corners of Nevada, reflecting on life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read all the entries here.

Josh Webster
We Are Legend

Sam Lackey
Small Moves

Gail Rappa
Creative Contact: Shelter in Place Project

Kristen Frantzen Orr
Progress and the Paradox of Time

Living Room Travel Guide

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Photo Credit: Juliane Liebermann

We asked our English Faculty at GBC to share recommendations from the “trips” they took during 2020 via books, films, games, etc. We were so inspired by the lists we wanted to keep it going for 2021! Join Dr. Josh Webster, Dr. Evi Buell, and Dr. Sam Lackey for their Living Room Travel suggestions!

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with significant support from the
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“To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.” -Abraham Maslow

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