The Humanities and El Paso's Haunted History

On 31 October, 2018, El Paso Community College (EPCC) students participated in an event aimed at encouraging them to learn about and feel inspired by their community’s history.  The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP sponsored the event, which took place at the EPCC Northwest Campus where students presented their projects centered on historic sites in El Paso, Texas that are rumored to be haunted.

Building Bridges: Tying Experiences in Grasmere and the Borderland

Some may not see connections between the rolling hills of England's Lake District and the rugged desert southwest of the Texas-Mexico borderland, but the one thing that is for certain is that the humanities can make connections anywhere in the world.

The Human Story: Humanities and the Museum Experience

It has always been my lifelong goal to work in a museum, and that goal became a reality when I was given the opportunity to work at the UTEP Centennial Museum as an Undergraduate Intern through The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP.

El Paso’s Food Voices: A Historical and Cultural Digital Tracing

We often think of history as large, impersonal events and not something in which we participate daily and in the most unlikely ways, as we often do with food. Food shapes cultures and histories, politics and economics, personal relations and geographies.

"Shadows in the Cave"

We often don't realize just how intertwined the diverse fields of the humanities are until we encounter a situation where it all becomes clear.  

In preparing for our interdisciplinary activity presentation at the El Paso Community College Rio Grande Campus, "Shadows in the Cave," I learned the great value of being part of the Humanities Collaborative at UTEP and EPCC and learned so much from working with my mentor, Crisol Escobedo, a Philosophy instructor at El Paso Community College.