Mission Statement

The Center seeks to bring together thinkers who can help define the critical questions that need addressing and also respond imaginatively to topical issues as they arise.

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, experience, and expertise.

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Humanities Center News

Fall 2014: Faculty Works-in-Progress Schedule

  June 19, 2014: The Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium is sponsored by the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Northeastern Humanities Center.  Faculty members from all colleges have the opportunity to share their current research with colleagues and benefit from questions and discussions. To view the complete Fall 2014 Faculty Works-in-Progress…
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Announcing the 2014-15 “Space and Place” Fellows

  April 29, 2014: We are happy to announce that the Northeastern Humanities Center has selected six Northeastern University faculty members and two Ph.D. candidates for the 2014-15, second annual, Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This group of interdisciplinary scholars will collaborate around the theme “space and place.”  The faculty fellows for 2014-15 and their…
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Humanities Center Events

10/09/2014 @ 3:30 p.m.

Faculty Works-in-Progress: Susan Setta

Susan Setta
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, CSSH
“Assessing Charismatic Leadership in New Religious Movements: A New Schematic with examples from the Shakers, Christian Science, the Lubavitcher Hassidism, and Crecienda en Gratia”

10/20/2014 @ 6:00 p.m.

On the Jewish Media

The 2014 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture is presented by the Jewish Studies Program and the Northeastern Humanities Center; Sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation. A Distinguished Panel will be Moderated by
Brooke Gladstone, Host of NPR’s On the Media

10/21/2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

America and the World in the Age of Obama

A Controversial Issues in Security Studies event featuring:
Fred Kaplan, Slate Columnist and author or New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Insurgents.
Kaplan will discuss global turmoil, militarism, and the limits of American control.

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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.