Intellectual Heritage News

For five decades, Temple undergraduate students have taken part in the Intellectual Heritage program. With such a rich history of liberal arts learning, the College has many stories to share about our students, alumni and faculty. Read them below and contact us if you have an Intellectual Heritage story you think might fit here. Intellectual Heritage exposes students to intellectually and artistically relevant works of literature from diverse global cultures. During these core humanities courses, faculty and students explore the significance of the works and their influence on ancient and modern society.

New York Times Journalist Maya Salam recently visited campus to speak with College of Liberal Arts Intellectual Heritage students about the need to fairly incorporate all genders in media coverage.

photo of author Jenny Nordberg giving presentation to students

In Afghanistan, families sometimes dress their daughters as sons in a practice called bacha posh. Journalist and author Jenny Nordberg gave recently gave an on-campus talk to Intellectual Heritage students about this relatively secretive practice.

The Intellectual Heritage Program professors come from a wide array of programs and departments within the College of Liberal Arts. Learning how to teach such a diverse group of students has given our professors influence in how they relate to religion in their personal teachings as well as in the classroom. Read the full article in The Temple News, IH professors balance own faith in the classroom to learn more about this unique balance! 

2017 faculty retirees

Faculty, staff and alumni gathered in Shusterman Hall to honor retiring faculty members and the recipients of College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards.

Studnets in an Intellectual Heritage class

The Constitutional Convention, Greenwich Village in 1913 and Athens in 403 BC are all settings for Intellectual Heritage's historical role playing game.