The Humanities Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Humanities Center

Founded in 2003, the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon promotes and support scholarship and research that actively engages with culture and human production across the disciplines. Both a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with the traditional questions addressed by the humanities are essential at a university historically focused on science, technology, and the arts. Through lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and public outreach in our Faces Film Festivals, we demonstrate the value and interest of the humanities on and off campus.


News & Events

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Faces of the Humanities

How might a focus on race and ethnicity in the postcolonial world be articulated to the "crisis" in the humanities we keep hearing about in the media today? What kinds of faces does the humanities have, and how do these faces speak? MORE
Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Humanities as the source of Restless Freedom

When we attended more carefully and seriously to the motto, “Liberty-Work-Dignity,” pronounced by the under-employed university graduates who inaugurated the Tunisian Revolution in 2010...
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Delinking From the Global University

Walter Mignolo lectures on the meaning of today’s responses to the coloniality of knowledge (in general terms, including art, religions, the disciplines) created and maintained by Western universities from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment to the Global/Corporate University. MORE
  • The Humanities Center welcomes 2013-14 Fellow, Richard Simpson.
  • The Humanities Center Lectures: The Humanities and the Global University

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