About the Center

The human fingerprint maps our identity, the ties that bind us, the lingering traces we leave on this earth. As humanists, we explore the durability as well as the fragility of the human condition — opening windows onto worlds near to home and oceans away, worlds we interpret through stories and images, poems and performance, history and narratives, sounds and silence. At Washington University in St. Louis, the Center for the Humanities facilitates the labor of humanists by nurturing innovative research, transformative pedagogy, and vibrant community engagement locally and globally.

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Congratulations to our 2019-20 Faculty Fellows!

Congratulations to our 2019-20 Faculty Fellows!

Save the date! George Sanchez (McLeod Lecture), Sept. 27, 2019

Save the date! George Sanchez (McLeod Lecture), Sept. 27, 2019

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The humanities center facilitates the labor of humanists by nurturing innovative research, transformative pedagogy, and vibrant community engagement locally and globally.

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