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The origins of the universe, how we emerged as humans, the histories of civilizations, a family tree and childhood memories all share something very important: a discovery of the past. Traditions, biographies, personal narratives and the fleeting, troubling sensations of the déjà vu interact with a collective desire to document the facts. What do we know, and how do we know it? Who are we, and from where do we come? Every idea has origins, every person ancestries.
Religion. Evolution. Politics. Music. Physics. Sculpture. War. These are among the collective histories that inform our futures. But, there is more. Yesterday has come and gone. We remember, and sometimes we weep. We do not always enjoy knowing what really happened. Such are our struggles, embattled and embroiled, awaiting anxiously.
Where to from here? The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; College of Integrated Sciences and Arts; American Indian Studies; New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; and School of Human Evolution and Social Change show how what happened in politics, science, the arts and our lives are relevant.
History lives well in the moment.