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, November 20, 2015

(T)ERROR Film Screening with Co-Filmmaker, Lyric R. Cabral

(T)ERROR, shot in our very own Pittsburgh, goes undercover to follow an FBI informant on an assignment to befriend a Wilkinsburg man suspected of being a Taliban sympathizer. MORE
Monday, November 9, 2015

From Total War to Perpetual Interwar

What range of meanings is covered by the expression total war? What do we know about its origin and mutations? Does it have any currency in 2015? This talk traces the expression’s first use during the First World War, follows its coded elaboration by 1920s air power theorists, and tracks it from its reemergence in the shadow of the Second World War to its apogee in the nuclear condition. MORE


The Carnegie Mellon University Lecture Series on War and the Humanities

(A joint initiative of the Humanities Center and the Center for International Relations and Politics)

Next Event


(T)ERROR Film Screening
Friday, November 20, 4:30pm
McConomy Auditorium, CUC