Category Archives: Humanities Commons

Welcome Farah Bazzi and the New Student Advisory Committee!

We are excited to welcome Farah Bazzi, who is the first Student Counselor (Director) on the Board of Directors in the Renaissance Society of America!

Farah Bazzi (she/her) is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in early modern global history at Stanford University. Farah’s work attempts to bridge both Mediterranean and Atlantic history by focusing on how objects, people, and imaginations moved between the Ottoman world, Morocco, Iberia, and the Americas during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Furthermore, Farah’s research interests include environmental thought, race, indigeneity, cosmology, cartography, and technologies of conquest.

Currently, Farah is one of the project founders and managers of the ‘Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic’ project sponsored by CESTA, the History Department, and the Division of Languages and Cultures. She is also the graduate coordinator for the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) at Stanford. Farah holds a BA in Political Science, a BA and MA in Middle East Studies from Leiden University, and an MA in History from the University of Chicago.

Farah will be working with the new student advisory committee in the coming years. Thank you to Celine Camps (Columbia University), Samantha Chang (University of Toronto), Barbara Dietlinger (University of Chicago), and Thomas Franke (University of California, Santa Barbara) for their service over the past two years.

RSA Students on Humanities Commons

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) student community now has a forum on Humanities Commons (HC). Starting June 16, 2020, we will be using this platform to interact with our current and future student members of RSA. We have organized the space into the following sections:

News and Musings: We invite members to submit news and short posts that are relevant to our student community. Submit your news and ideas via our Reach Out to the RSA Student Council discussion forum.

Discussions: The discussion forum currently contains nine topics. Participate in these forums and members can create new topics for discussion.

Events: The events list contains deadlines, notifications, and events specific to RSA student members. Submit events listings via our Reach Out to the RSA Student Council discussion forum.

Resources: Help us curate relevant resource lists that will benefit our student community.

Members: We invite more members to join. Invite your friends and colleagues! To become a member of the RSA Student Community on HC, “Register” or “Log In” to Humanities Commons, then visit the Members page and click on the green button “Join Group” (located to the left of the RSA logo avatar).

Contact: Contact us via our Reach Out to the RSA Student Council discussion forum.