Founded in 2008, the Northeastern Humanities Center supports faculty and student research in the humanities and social sciences; fosters collaboration across disciplines; displays excellence within the college; and makes visible the value of humanistic education and 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.

Humanities Center News

3Qs: The fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years later

November 12, 2014 by John O’Neill Published by News@Northeastern Sunday marked the 25th anniver­sary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bar­rier that sep­a­rated the German cap­ital for almost three decades and epit­o­mized the divi­sions of the Cold War. Starting Wednesday, North­eastern will hold a series of events com­mem­o­rating the anniver­sary, including a mul­ti­media…
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Space, Place, and the Geohumanities

  November 3, 2014 Tim Cresswell, Associate Director for Public Humanities, Professor of History and International Affairs,     This year’s fellows are exploring the theme of space and place in an interdisciplinary context.  To me this represents an exciting opportunity to start a conversation across disciplines at an opportune moment. Across the humanities and…
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Humanities Center Events


Home and Away: Mobility, Space, and Place

Join us for the second public talk of the Space and Place Series featuring 3 of our 8 fellows. Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.    Len Albright  Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs College of Social Sciences and Humanities Emily Artiano Ph.D….
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Laura Green

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.

Emily Artiano

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.