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EACH HUGO MENTORSHIP COMBINES AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT WITH EXPERT-GUIDED STUDY

Every project is unique, reflecting the students' specific learning objectives and interests. Final projects range from college-level research papers to product prototypes.
ALL CATEGORIES

Humanities mentorships allow students to develop their critical thinking, communication, writing and analytical skills, whether delving into great works or analyzing the culture and philosophies of societies throughout the ages. With the guidance of seasoned mentors in fields like art history, theology, philosophy, classics and interdisciplinary studies like comparative literature, students interested in the humanities make connections across time and societies, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultural expression.

Sample projects

Research and cross-cultural analysis of global women chefs and an article on a female chef in Yemen submitted to Whetstone magazine

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Anthropology
Anthropology
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Food Systems
Food Systems
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Essay exploring the history and musical evolution of Detroit techno

Exploring myths about the Olympian gods through ancient and contemporary sources

A curriculum on Asian American history created to fill existing gaps in high schoolers knowledge and to highlight underrepresented stories of Asian American discrimination

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History
History
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Gender Studies
Gender Studies
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Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies
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A comparative film analysis considering the concept of “time” in the two coming-of-age stories, Moonlight and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Op-eds on nepotism in the NFL, influence of race in NFL hiring practices and the legacy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the NBA

Analysis of how statues' significance has changed since ancient history, assessing how shifting public values impacts the monuments we maintain or tear down

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Art History
Art History
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Sociology
Sociology
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Historical analysis of dance's evolution in the United States, and how "American dance" embodies the ideals of freedom and democracy

Academic paper investigating the role of nationalism in sustaining the Palestine/Israel conflict

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History
History
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Global Affairs
Global Affairs
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International Relations
International Relations
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A virtual gallery exhibition juxtaposing several works of antiquity and images representing antiquity with images that point to Classics' persistence today

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Classics
Classics
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Art History
Art History
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Historical deep-dive into the work of Jane Adams, a pioneer of the Settlement House movement and modern philanthropic work

High-level translation of Seneca’s Thyestes from the original Latin to English with annotations and analysis

Original website sharing historical, political and economical information on the global refugee crisis with resources encouraging advocacy

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Global Affairs
Global Affairs
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History
History
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Political Science
Political Science
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