The most important things in our lives are often the most overlooked. This online lecture series invites us to contemplate objects that fundamentally reshaped human experience. From concrete and porcelain to the birth control pill and the first blues recording, each talk explores the history and cultural legacy of a transformative human creation.
Launched in Spring 2021 and sponsored by the Friends of the Miami University Humanities Center
, "Objects that Changed the World" aimed to reconnect Miami alumni with our nationally recognized humanities faculty. Now, the series lives on through recorded lecture. Using the links below, we invite you to return to the classroom to recall the central role of the humanities in a Miami education and modern society.