The Humanities Center fosters advanced research in the humanities, both by Pitt faculty and by leading scholars from around the world. It cultivates interdisciplinary and collaborative study, programming, and teaching.
Message from our Directors
Welcome to the Humanities Center! On May 1, 2020, we became co-directors of the Center. It's a profoundly difficult time at present, and all of us at Pitt and other Universities around the country and around the world –undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators –are only beginning to realize what challenges lie ahead in the course of this pandemic.
We think it’s more important than ever to emphasize what a University is for –namely, coming together in communities of inquiry to ask important questions and find rigorous and creative ways of answering those questions. That the pandemic affects everyone –but not everyone equally –intensifies this common cause.