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.

Read More About Our Mission and Our History

 

upcoming
events

See More Events
Event placeholder thumbnail

National Memory in a Time of Populism: A Conference

Hillman Hall, see program
Event placeholder thumbnail

Civil Rights — Past and Present

Graham Chapel
James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education

James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education

Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum
‘The Monster’s Library’ Student Exhibition Wins National Recognition

‘The Monster’s Library’ Student Exhibition Wins National Recognition

Registration is now open for the fall 2019 Proposal-Writing Workshop. Follow the link for details and to sign up.

Registration is now open for the fall 2019 Proposal-Writing Workshop. Follow the link for details and to sign up.

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.

Learn More