The Humanities Program brings world-class scholars and undergraduates together in pursuit of fundamental insights into the human condition as they arise in literature, the arts, history, philosophy and the sciences. More….


Law Professor Anthony Kronman
January 4, 2016
Professor Kronman, author of The Lost Lawyer, Education’s End, and a major forthcoming book on philosophy and theology, has designed a new seminar for seniors that will draw...
Howard Bloch
September 1, 2015
Pairs of faculty from different disciplines will co-teach new courses especially designed for students interested in the interdisciplinary Humanities major. The courses will...
September 1, 2015
Professor Jing Tsu of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature will lecture in Emory University’s Distinguished Speakers series on the fate of...
Gary Tomlinson
August 6, 2015
Whitney Professor of Music & Humanities Gary Tomlinson, Director of the Whitney Humanities Center, explores the pre-history of human music-making in an ambitious new book...
Francesco Casetti
August 6, 2015
Francesco Casetti, recently named the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Film & Media Studies and the Humanities, offers a vision of the future of film in his new book,...
Sophia Rosenfeld
August 6, 2015
Sophia Rosenfeld, author of Common Sense: A Political History, has joined Yale’s History department and begun a term on the Humanities Program Executive Committee. Rosenfeld’...
David Bromwich
May 1, 2015
Sterling Professor of English David Bromwich explores Edmund Burke’s early thought in The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From Sublime and Beautiful to American...
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr
April 16, 2015
On April 16, 2015 Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. lectured on W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk to cap off the year’s Directed Studies Colloquium series....
Martin Hägglund
March 13, 2014
Martin Hägglund, Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, has won a major literary prize in Sweden. The Schück Prize citation highlights his English language books...

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