UVU students learn about the importance of African art history

March 4, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Art History Department and the Black Student Union joined together Feb 23. to sponsor a brown bag lecture series concerning visual culture with a focus on the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. The guest speaker, Andrew Skabelund, presented on the history of Western Africa and its influence on the visual culture and […]

Valentine’s Day and its sordid history

February 12, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nearly 65 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day every year by buying roses, chocolates and a romantic dinner. Although this Valentine’s Day will be filled with perfect bliss for couples flaunting their romance all around, the history of of Valentine’s Day didn’t start off all that romantic. In fact, it began with a death. History […]

Something wicked: the history of Halloween

October 17, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Tis now the very witching time of night/When churchyards yawn and Hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.”   Hamlet was speaking of the time between dark and light, the time when shadows are longest and the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. The time when “grim, grinning ghosts […]