Founded in 2008, the Northeastern Humanities Center supports faculty and student research in the humanities and social sciences; facilitates collaboration across disciplines; and presents humanistic and social scientific research to the wider university community and the general public. Through working groups, forum discussions, symposia, seminars, workshops, informal dialogues, conferences, and joint projects, the Center supports a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of respect for different perspectives, experiences, and expertise. Critical and reflective study of culture and artistic and intellectual achievements develops acumen, heightens sensitivity to experience, and enhances our sensibilities. By offering various opportunities for engagement with art, literature, philosophy, history, and social and political formations, the work of the Humanities Center strengthens the foundation from which we can respond meaningfully to one another and the needs of our world.
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Northeastern’s Annual Holocaust Awareness Week is presented by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Northeastern Humanities Center with the Holocaust Awareness Committee. The committee is pleased to announce a new archive project selected for the Digital Scholarship Group’s DRS Project Toolkit Pilot Program. In this Pilot program, the DSG will work with selected digital…
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June 24, 2015 by Joe O’Connell Published by News@Northeastern Words spoken and sung can provide an outlet when trying to understand tragedy and remembering those who were senselessly lost. That was the motivation for a special event Tuesday night centered around music and poetry to remember the nine people shot and killed last week at the…
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Professor and Chair, Department of English; Humanities Center Advisory Board
None of us can hope fully to understand the complexity of even a single human society, but study in the humanities and social sciences can bring us closer to understanding the aspirations, inspirations, failures and triumphs that define humanity.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English; Humanities Center Graduate Fellow
Through humanities research, we investigate a broad range of perspectives on societies, cultures, and ideologies never with the intention of reaching definitive answers, but rather, with the goal of broadening our understanding and leading us to ethical responses and then to the next set of questions.