Academic Programs

One of the central missions of the Center is its administration of Research Fellowships for faculty, and graduate students writing their dissertations. The year-long research colloquia provide a scholarly forum for fellows to present their work to one another for discussion and critique.

This annual award, which carries a $500 prize, has been established with the generous support of Guido Ruggiero, Professor of History, in memory of his brother, David John Ruggiero.


The Center also sponsors Interdisciplinary Research Groups, which bring together faculty and graduate students from different departments and disciplines as well as from other universities to pursue shared scholarly projects or themes.


The Center for the Humanities sponsors workshops on matters of professional interest for faculty and graduate students. These workshops provide information and insights on topics such as writing grant applications for research fellowships and preparing a scholarly book manuscript for publication.


Inquiring Minds is a unique event designed to showcase humanities research and assist the community in understanding what research in the humanities entails.  From art, philosophy, and history, to fostering social change through technology, Inquiring Minds offers an opportunity for exploratory students to conceptualize opportunities in humanities research.