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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Decolonizing the Ear

It is a study of the dramatic transformations in vernacular musics that take place around the world in the years between 1925 and 1931 in the wake of electrical recording... MORE
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...
2014-15: The Humanities Center Lectures: Music: Mind, Machine, and Milieu

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