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….


•	Salvador Dalì, Illustration of Montaigne’s essay “On Vanity”, 1946
January 16, 2019
This course will offer a close reading of the Essays by Michel de Montaigne (1533-92), which is commonly considered a classic text of European early modernity.
What Does It Mean To Be Human Poster
January 15, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:30pm Whitney Humanities Center, Room 108 53 Wall Street
June 25, 2018
“History, at least in its state of imaginary perfection, is a compound of poetry and philosophy.” -Macaulay.  What does it mean to feel like you are living through history?
Jacques-Emile Blanche, Portrait of Marcel Proust, 1892
June 16, 2018
 “The only paradise is a lost paradise.” A close reading (in English) of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, “Remembrance of Things Past”, with emphasis upon major themes…

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