As scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the University of Rochester, we examine human culture in its myriad forms: literature, language, media, philosophy, religion, history, anthropology, visual and performing arts, and much more. The Humanities Center is our interdisciplinary home base. It is both a planned physical space, eventually to be located in Rush Rhees Library, and a community of researchers committed to scholarly exchange and collaboration. We offer programs for faculty, students, and the public.
In spring 2016, the Humanities Center is offering two external postdoctoral or junior faculty fellowships and two internal junior faculty fellowships in any area of humanistic research.
Founded in 2006, the Mellon Foundation-funded Central New York Humanities Corridor is an interdisciplinary collaboration among research institutions and liberal arts colleges focused on enhancing scholarship in the humanities.
Today, the humanities are at a crossroads. Humanists are concerned about a crisis in their disciplines as students increasingly turn to science and engineering. At the same time, new technologies and new, more collaborative modes of scholarship promise to deepen our knowledge of human experience. The Humanities Center is a response to the changing conditions for humanistic inquiry. It represents a call to action, an invitation to explore the possibilities of innovative research in an interdisciplinary setting. Join us as we chart an exciting future for the humanities at the University of Rochester!
With majors and degree programs that incorporate dozens of disciplines.
Comprised of hundreds of courses based in Arts, Sciences and Engineering.