The Humanities Center Recommendation List

As we are encouraged to stay away from public spaces and shelter at home, there are many wonderful resources to keep our minds engaged and spirits high. Here are a few of our recommendations, which will be updated weekly.


The New York Philharmonic Concerts

Every Thursday at 4:30pm PST, the New York Philharmonic will post a new concert performance on their Facebook page. They also created NY Phil Plays On, which provides hours of free digital content including radio broadcasts, children’s concerts and activities, and messages from the philharmonic musicians.


Monet and the Birth of Impressionism

View an online exhibition on Monet and the birth of Impressionism by the Städel Museum in Berlin, Gemany.


Royal Opera House Broadcasts

The Royal Opera House will host free broadcasts of ballet and opera on their Facebook page and YouTube Channels.  


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Live Cam

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a sanctuary for orphaned, injured, or displaced koalas as a result of the Australian fur trade. They are running 22 livestream cameras to watch their koalas, dingos, and reptiles.


Faces of Frida Exhibition

 Google Art & Culture’s online exhibit, Faces of Frida, features more than 800 pieces by (and of) the artist.


Operation Night Watch

Watch the advanced research and restoration project of Rembrandt’s masterpiece, The Night Watch, at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.


National Park Virtual Tours

Google Earth Has Virtual Tours of 31 National Parks in the U.S. including Death Valley, Redwood National, Sequoia, Rocky Mountain and more.


There’s More Podcast: Episode 28 - The Same Neighborhood: Humanities & Changemaking

There's More collects diverse stories about how USD community members pursue a purpose-filled life by confronting humanity's urgent challenges. The series highlights USD's liberal arts tradition by exploring the human condition through the practice of changemaking. In this episode, Mike Williams, Director of the Changemaker Hub, and Brian Clack, Director of the Humanities Center, discuss the connection between the humanities and changemaking.


Illume Speaker Series

Watch recordings of our Illume Speaker Series. To champion the tradition and future of the artes liberales, the Humanities Center created the Illume Speaker Series featuring our own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts on our campus and inspire lifelong learning in our surrounding communities.