Summer Institute and Arête Institute alumni from the Dallas Institute’s Cowan Center™ have been educated to consider the forms of the humanities, the arts, and the sciences from a markedly human perspective.

The Cowan Center™ is inviting its alumni who are engaged in teaching in or in building integrated classes or departments in every discipline to join the North Texas Humanities Consortium™, a body of educators bound by their shared humanistic convictions about the purpose of education, as the thing that can help us “achieve the true form” of our lives.

The North Texas Humanities Consortium™ is designed to provide alumni with opportunities to collaborate at the deepest level and to continue to develop as the intellectual professionals like the Cowans called us to be. Our purpose will be to build true intellectual and collegial community, shape and promote the cause of liberal learning for all in North Texas and beyond. Alumni of the Sue Rose Summer Institutes for Teachers who are primary or secondary educators teaching or leading humanities classes or departments are eligible members.

Individual, department, and school memberships are available.



GAM and Bauerlein’s Claims

“GAM. NOUN—A social meeting of two (or more) Whale-ships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews; the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.” (Moby-Dick, 198) Welcome to the Dallas Institute ...
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