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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fresh Perspectives with NEH Chair Dr. William Adams

The Humanities Center welcomes National Endowment for Humanities Chair Dr. William Adams to Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are teaming up to bring new ideas and engaging conversation to the city with the inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival from March 26-29. MORE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Why Nature is Musical

David Rothenberg has long been interested in the musicality of sounds made by inhabitants of the animal world. He has jammed live with lyrebirds, broadcast his clarinet underwater for humpback whales, and covered himself in thirteen-year cicadas to wail away inside a wash of white noise. MORE

Next Event

Humanities Festival

Humanities Festival
March 26-29, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

2014-15: The Humanities Center Lectures: Music: Mind, Machine, and Milieu

Humanities Festival

Running March 26-29, the festival will feature “Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters” by internationally renowned experts, artists and intellectual innovators. Read More.