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

One theory on today’s global crises

                      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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On the Jewish Media

                    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


Faculty Works-in-Progress: Mai’a Davis Cross

Mai’a Davis Cross
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
“The Politics of Crisis in Europe”


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Space and Place

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

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.

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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.