About the Center
The Center for the Humanities was established in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire in 1986 to support humanities research by faculty from across the university, representing such fields as anthropology, communication, fine arts, folklore, foreign languages, geography, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, and women’s studies.
The Center hosts and sponsors faculty research fellows, faculty seminars, lecture series, and many public programs. By doing so, we endeavor to inspire and cultivate innovative research, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to public service as a means of expanding the relevance of the humane disciplines to the university and the world beyond our campus.
The Center consists of a small staff, a faculty advisory board, an endowed chair, and resident faculty fellows, all engaged in individual or collaborative research and in the development of innovative projects and public programs.
The Center is home to special interdisciplinary programs: The Center for New England Culture, and academic minors in Africana and African American Studies; American Studies; and Race, Culture, and Power.