Our Programs

The Humanities Center sponsors a wide array of programs, all of which contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the heart of which is the weekly colloquium series.

Co-sponsorship by the Humanities Center

Beyond the programs listed below, the Humanities Center welcomes opportunities to work together with colleagues at Pitt to find ways to support initiatives that align with the goals and mission of the Center. Typically, this does not take the form of one-off requests for funding for campus events. Instead, as part of our commitment to move away from an event-centered grammar and toward more sustained and sustainable forms of community building across campus, we encourage you to be in touch with co-directors Carla Nappi (nappi@pitt.edu) and David Marshall (dlm91@pitt.edu) to discuss your ideas. Through those conversations, we'll work together to find ways that the Humanities Center might help materialize your vision.

Faculty Fellowship

The Humanities Center hosts faculty from the University of Pittsburgh as Faculty Fellows. Each of these fellows receives a course release, participates in the intellectual life of the Center, and leads a colloquium.

Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships

The Center also hosts graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh as Graduate Fellows. Each Graduate Fellow receives a summer research fellowship, participates in the intellectual life of the Center, and leads a colloquium.

Co-Teaching Fellowship

In collaboration with the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center sponsors a Co-Teaching Fellowship.  Faculty from different departments at the University of Pittsburgh can apply to develop a new co-taught undergraduate course.  They receive course releases to do this, participate in the intellectual life of the Center, and lead a colloquium.

Visiting Short-Term Fellows

The Center invites scholars from around the world to take part in short-term visits to the University of Pittsburgh. Formats vary, but these visiting short-term fellows often present one public lecture, one round-table colloquium discussion, and one student-focused event.

Transdisciplinary Research Seminar Fellowships

The Center supports research across disciplinary boundaries, and to that end we extend research funds to seminars and incubators taking up transdisciplinary research topics.

Summer Seminar

Each year, for one week at the end of the spring term, the Center hosts a celebrated guest scholar who leads a five-day intensive Summer Seminar that is open to all in the Pitt community.