Breakthrough Seminars

The Humanities Council supports new “breakthrough” courses with experiential or field components that move outside the traditional classroom setting. These seminars aim to enrich, deepen, and internationalize learning across the humanities curriculum.

Global Reporting Initiative

Journalism students reporting during the Summer Seminar in Greece

The Council is committed to scholarship, teaching, and experiences inside and outside the classroom that expose students to the best practices and critical thinking skills employed by the world’s most accomplished journalists. More

Greece and Rome Study Trips

Ara Pacis Augustae, Rome, Italy, 13–9 B.C.

The Princeton University Humanities Council and Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies invite students who successfully complete HUM 216-219 to apply to spend the following Fall Break in Greece or Rome. These trips offer the opportunity to build upon the classroom experience through first-hand exposure to Greek and Roman history and culture. Approximately 10 to 12 students will be selected to participate in each trip. More

Team-Teaching Grants in Humanistic Studies

The Program in Humanistic Studies is home to team-taught, interdisciplinary courses that are taught across departments and divisions. These courses examine larger questions and major texts, building bridges either within the humanistic disciplines or across the humanities, creative arts, social sciences and natural sciences.

Poetry and the Digital World 
Brian Kernighan (Computer Science) and Effie Rentzou (French & Italian)

The Past, Present, and Future of Incarceration
Matthew Larsen (Religion; Society of Fellows); Benedito Machava (History; Society of Fellows); Caroline Cheung (Classics)

Building Medieval Worlds
Sarah M. Anderson (English) and Janet E. Kay (History; Society of Fellows)

Near Eastern Humanities Sequence
Eve Krakowski (Near Eastern Studies) and Moulie Vidas (Religion)

Council-Supported Study Trips


The Past, Present, and Future of Incarceration (Montgomery, Alabama; Corinth, Greece)
Matthew Larsen (Religion; Society of Fellows); Benedito Machava (History; Society of Fellows); Caroline Cheung (Classics)

Korean Language Learning in Virtual Environments: Exploring and Navigating the Metropolitan City of Seoul (Seoul, Korea)
Ho Jung Choi (East Asian Studies)

Art, Culture and History in Poland (Warsaw, Wrocław, Silesia, and Krakow, Poland)
Thomas Kaufmann (Art and Archaeology)

Yakutsk, Siberia 
Simon Morrison (Music)


Exposure: Utah and the Bears Ears Monument (Utah)
Michael Celia (Director, Princeton Environmental Institute and Civil and Environmental Engineering); Fazal Sheikh (photographer)

Battle Lab: The Battle of Princeton
Rachael DeLue (Art and Archaeology) and Nathan Arrington (Art and Archaeology)

Antioch from the Seleucids to Late Antiquity (Boston)
AnneMarie Luijendijk (Religion)


La Patrona Collective (Rome, Italy)
Jessica Delgado (Religion)

Poisonous Flowers: Radical Women in Latin America (Los Angeles)
Javier Guerrero (Spanish and Portuguese)

The History of New Orleans: Invention and Reinvention in an American City (New Orleans)
Joshua Guild (African American Studies and History)

Inca Art and Architecture (Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima, Peru)
Andrew Hamilton (Art and Archaeology)

L’Avant-Scène (Tokyo, Japan)
Florent Masse (French and Italian)

Venice and the East (Venice, Italy)
Wendy Heller (Music) and Jamie Reuland (Music)

Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Anna Lim (Music)


Magical Cities (Czech Republic, Germany)
Tom Kauffman (Art and Archaeology)

L’Avant Scene (London, England; Strasbourg, France; Berlin, Germany)
Florent Masse (French and Italian)

Theater and Mass Culture in Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Joel Lande (German)

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