About The Council of the Humanities

Joseph Henry HouseThe Council of the Humanities was founded in 1953 to foster teaching, research and intellectual exchange. In close collaboration with departments and programs, it brings together faculty, students, guest scholars, writers and artists in a wide variety of venues. The Council also sponsors a broad range of courses in humanistic studies and in journalism. The Humanities Council is located in the Andlinger Center for the Humanities, named in honor of the generous benefactor, Gerhard R. Andlinger '52. The Center is a complex of four buildings at the heart of campus. The historic Joseph Henry House, once the home of the great physicist, is now the headquarters of the Humanities Council, the Society of Fellows and the Ferris McGraw Robbins Program in Journalism. The Scheide Caldwell House next door, a gift of William H. Scheide '36, brings together a wide array of interdisciplinary programs. East Pyne houses language and literature departments, while the Chancellor Green rotunda and café offer space for study, discussion and relaxation.

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Thursday, September 18

Barbara Fuchs UCLA "La Lozana Andaluza and the Limits of the Picaresque" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 23

Christopher Prendergast Cambridge "Comparing the Past(s): Literary History and Counterfactuals" 010 East Pyne 4:30pm

Monday, October 6

Maurizio Bettini U Siena, Italy titleTBA 010 East Pyne 5:30pm

Wednesday, October 8

Maurizio Bettini U Siena, Italy title TBA 010 East Pyne 4:30pm

Thursday, October 9

Maurizio Bettini U Siena, Italy titleTBA 127 East Pyne 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 15

D.A. Miller UC Berkeley titleTBA 010 East Pyne 4:30pm

Wednesday, October 22

Emily Apter NYU titleTBA 010 East Pyne 4:30pm


Notes on a Crisis: The Humanities Have a PR Problem

An essay by Gideon Rosen, Chair of the Humanities Council 2006-2014, and Stuart Professor of Philosophy. [more]

Humanities Colloquium scheduled

The eighth annual Humanities Colloquium will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, from 1:30 - 4:30 pm in 219 Aaron Burr Hall. [more]

Senior thesis funding now is available for certificate students in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

The Humanities Council offers senior thesis research grants of up to $3000 to certificate students in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities.  Funds are made possible through the generosity of the Class of 1970.   [more]

Bruce Auster, fall 2014 Ferris Professor of Journalism, is among the winners of the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

Winning in the Radio category for Life After War:  Coverage of Veterans were Auster, Quil Lawrence, and Marisa Peñaloza, NPR News. [more]

Six graduating seniors to be awarded certificates in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

The undergraduate certificate program, in its second year, invites students to create links between their concentrations and one or more fields that can illuminate their work. [more]

Four Colleagues Named Old Dominion Professors

We welcome and congratulate four new Old Dominion Professors.  David Bell (History), David Bellos (French and Italian, Comparative Literature), Wendy Heller (Music), and Michael Jennings (German) will spend next year pursuing research and participating in Humanities Council activities, notably as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows. [more]

Joe Stephens of the Washington Post Named Ferris Professor in Residence

Washington Post investigative reporter Joe Stephens has been named the second Ferris Professor in Residence at Princeton. He will begin a five-year teaching appointment in the journalism program of the Council of the Humanities in fall 2014.  [more]
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