Our Programs

The Humanities Center can claim an impressive roster of programming. Read about them below, or select from the links in the blue menu on the right-hand side of this page.

View our Semester Schedules

Pitt Faculty & Visiting Fellows

Internal Pitt Faculty Fellows and Visiting Short-Term Fellows bring the Center's signature lectures and Colloquium Series to life, serving as the backbone of the academic year's scheduled events

Early Career Residential Fellowships

Each academic year, the Humanities Center hosts one to two recent PhDs of extraordinary promise. These Early Career Residential Fellows take part in the Center's activities, both leading and engaging in lectures and colloquia, while working on completing their own book projects.

Pitt Senior Faculty Fellows

The Center seeks to work more closely with outstanding colleagues to support their research and also to develop excellent, innovative programming that extends that research through the Pitt Senior Fellowship

Spring Faculty Seminar

For one week at the end of the spring term, after Commencement, a celebrated guest scholar leads a five-day intensive Spring Faculty Seminar, drawing faculty and graduate students alike.

Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

In addition, the Humanities Center funds research projects and stimulating programming that derive from other departments and programs through Collaborative Research Grants, and the Center very often plays host to numerous lectures, workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, and receptions for departments and programs across the university.

Public Humanities Fellows

The Humanities Center funds graduate students for summer work through its Public Humanities Fellows program. The Public Humanities Fellows work at local cultural institutions in positions designed to take advantage of their skills and discipline-specific knowledge. Read about our 2017 fellows, our 2018 fellows, and our 2019 fellows

Humanities Media Fellow

In partnership with Pitt's student radio station WPTS, the Humanities Center sponsors one Humanities Media Fellow each year. The position allows an undergraduate student to help produce the Humanities Center's Being Human podcast, as well as produce original humanities-related content of their own.