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. 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.
Humanities Center News
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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Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty and graduate fellows selected for the third annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 8 faculty fellows and 2 graduate fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with…
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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.