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
October 23, 2014 by Greg St. Martin Published by News@Northeastern Chaos and conflict on the international landscape—particularly in the Middle East—in recent years can in part be traced back to America’s victory in the Cold War, veteran journalist and Slate columnist Fred Kaplan said…
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October 22, 2014 by Joe O’Connell Published by News@Northeastern “What makes a story Jewish?” This simple and compelling question kicked off a panel discussion Monday night at the 2014 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture event titled “On the Jewish Media.” The question was posed by…
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Humanities Center Events
Mai’a Davis Cross
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
“The Politics of Crisis in Europe”
A round-table discussion with Humanities Center Fellows on the potential of the GeoHumanities. Join us for the first public talk of the Space and Place Series featuring our 6 faculty fellows and 2 graduate fellows. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Virtuelle Mauer/ ReConstructing the Wall is a multimedia art project by Tamiko Thiel and Teresa Reuter. This 3 day exhibit marks the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
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.