The Humanities Institute


Founded in 1986, the Humanities Institute presents a thematic program each semester on a topic related to the humanities. As part of Scripps’ tradition of interdisciplinary education, this program includes lectures, conferences, exhibitions, performances, and film series bringing prominent and younger cutting-edge scholars to campus.

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Latest Program

Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration

Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration

Anti-immigration rhetoric and nativist policies are in full-throated advance in Europe and the United States. Immigrants are often characterized as civilizational threats to Western democracies by white nationalists, who not only represent a large voting block in France, Germany, and other European countries but also have ascended to power in the United States. This spring, the Humanities Institute asks, “How does global migration and immigration feed into exclusive nationalist narratives?”


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