Humanities Camp

Humanities Camp

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences

What are the Humanities and Why We Explore Them

The Humanities is the study of humans from a primarily qualitative perspective – the Humanities look at the how and why of human behavior and motivations; in other words, the Humanities focus on any area “where human beings pursue knowledge and the betterment of humankind,” according to MSU’s Institute for the Humanities (https://www.ih.msstate.edu/about/humanities).

Camp Purpose

This camp will provide 24 nominated scholars from across the state the opportunity to explore the Humanities with other like-minded MS scholars through expert lecture and class discussion along with hands-on activities and field trips, thus providing avenues for future potential study and/or careers and fun along the way!

2022 Camp Theme

Understanding Mississippi to Write the Future

Aerial view of Drill Field with sidewalks

Dates/Location

Sunday, June 12 – Friday, June 17
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Scholars

Rising juniors/seniors in high school for the 2022-2023 academic year

Cowbell on sidewalk of the Drill Field

Classes/Activities

Each day, the scholars will participate in one-off classes taught by professionals in various Humanities disciplines, and in the evenings, the scholars will have interactive activities that complement the various humanities subjects.

Cost

$150 for the week (all-inclusive)

Camp Registration Online Payment

Housing/Food

Dorm housing and meal plan included in camp cost (dietary/ADA needs will be accommodated)

Bully Statue Sunset Sky

Nomination Process and Form

  • *Registration is Closed for 2022*
  • Each school can nominate up to 2 scholars. The nomination process will be comprised of 1-2 recommendations by academic faculty/staff (e.g., teaching faculty, guidance counselors, assistant principals).
  • Nomination forms are due by 11:59pm on March 18th.
  • Information packets about the camp and its classes/activities will be sent to the selected scholars.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

L. Abigail Voller
Camp Coordinator
Instructor of English at Mississippi State University
lav9@english.msstate.edu