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, March 27, 2014When 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...
Thursday, March 20, 2014Walter 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
Tuesday, March 4, 2014Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are often posed as a means to fix the problems of higher education. The best education money can buy seems to be only a click away for students all over the globe. Not surprisingly, this new model of higher education has generated great controversy for the teachers and students in more traditional programs and universities.