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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The War That Dare Not Speak Its Name, Thinking About the Vietnam War as a Civil War

McMillian Cafe (McMillan Hall)
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Visiting Hurst Professor Micheline Aharonian Marcom gives a talk on the craft of fiction writing

Hurst Lounge (Duncker 201)
Refuse Lives, Disposable Bodies: A History of the Human and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Refuse Lives, Disposable Bodies: A History of the Human and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Busch 18
Download the list of humanities center funding opportunities for 2019-20

Download the list of humanities center funding opportunities for 2019-20

October 1 deadline for humanities center funding - find out more!

October 1 deadline for humanities center funding - find out more!

Apply for funding for humanities research, fellowships, reading groups and more

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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