A Classroom Odyssey? Exploring the Humanities with Student Vets

Historian Matthew Smith recently secured a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Dialogues on the Experience of War” initiative. The project aims to build public programming and curricula for student veterans at Miami University regional campuses. It focuses on a team-taught seminar, “From War Zone to Home,” engaging student veterans and non-veteran students in dialogue on the experience of war and military service via history, philosophy, ethics, and literature. Matthew Smith’s personal reflection on the 100 th Anniversary of the end of World War I describes challenges and revelations of this ongoing classroom experiment from a humanities perspective. Service Leader: Linda Amspaugh (Children’s Class Day)