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Today, the humanities are at a crossroads. Humanists are concerned about a crisis in their disciplines as students increasingly turn to science and engineering. At the same time, new technologies and new, more collaborative modes of scholarship promise to deepen our knowledge of human experience. The Humanities Center is a response to the changing conditions for humanistic inquiry. It represents a call to action, an invitation to explore the possibilities of innovative research in an interdisciplinary setting.

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Upcoming Events

Rosenberger Work-in-Progress Seminar

Randy Curren, professor of philosophy and director of the department, will present "Children of the Broken Heartlands: Rural Isolation and the Geography of...

Thursday, January 24 12:00pm
Bioethics at the Movies

Preparing students for ethical situations in healthcare Contagion, 11/15, hosted by Dr. Richard Dees Marvin's Room, 12/5, hosted by Dr. Richard...

Thursday, January 24 7:00pm
Distinguished Visiting Humanist: Hazel Carby

From Kingston to Bristol and Back Again: In the Imperial Archives with Hazel Carby RSVP required to both Joel Burges ( and Madeline...

Thursday, January 31 9:00am
Black Studies Now: A Roundtable with Hazel Carby

Distinguished Visiting Humanist: Hazel Carby What is the state of black studies at the University of Rochester—and in the world? What shape should black...

Thursday, January 31 4:30pm
Public Lecture by Hazel Carby: "Difficult Times"

This lecture is drawn from Professor Carby’s forthcoming book, Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands (Verso 2019). It describes her father’s coming of...

Friday, February 1 4:00pm

Recent Events

Rosenberger Work-in-Progress Seminar

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Bioethics at the Movies

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Building Sekuru’s Stories

Friday, November 30, 2018

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