Task Force on the Future of the Humanities As part of the University's strategic planning process, a newly formed Task Force on the Future of the Humanities has been charged with gathering data and formulating recommendations about academic initiatives and cross-campus collaborations in the humanities. We welcome comments, questions, and ideas from members of the University community.
Student's Story Leads The New Yorker Ben Taub '14, a recent journalism student, wrote and took photographs for the lead article in the June 1, 2015, edition of The New Yorker. The story is based on reporting in Europe and on the Turkish-Syrian border that Ben conducted with support of the Council of the Humanities.
John McPhee Award Established This year, the Council established a new award to support independent journalism by students, thanks to a generous gift by former students of Ferris Professor John McPhee.
2015-16 Old Dominion Professors Announced The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce our Old Dominion Professors for 2015-16: Bernard Haykel (Near Eastern Studies), Alison Isenberg (History), and AnneMarie Luijendijk (Religion). Old Dominion Professors are in residence at Princeton for the year, serve as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, and engage in the Council's intellectual life.
2015-16 Visiting Journalists Announced The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Ferris Professors of Journalism. These distinguished visiting journalists (print, radio, and television) will lead seminars on international news, human rights reporting, intellectual journalism, investigative and accountability reporting, long-form narrative, digital journalism, and writing about subcultures and social worlds.
Council Names Esther Schor as Inaugural Behrman Professor Esther Schor, a professor of English at Princeton, will become the inaugural Behrman Professor in the Council of the Humanities, beginning in spring 2016. The three-year appointment recognizes distinguished Humanities scholars and dedicated teachers from within the University community.