Our Mission

Created in 2007 and founded by Jane Tylus (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, NYU FAS), the New York University Center for the Humanities draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s humanities faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. From cinema studies to legal and business ethics to Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, NYU boasts a wide range of outstanding departments and program in the humanities as broadly defined. The Center is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community.

Each year, the Center supports a team of graduate and faculty fellows, clusters of faculty engaged in team-teaching, working research groups, and outreach programs to schools and cultural communities in New York City. The Center also sponsors events for the wide public and assists with the funding of events on campus and NYU’s sites abroad, as well as individual research projects. The Center’s website will provide access to cutting-edge research in the humanities for the global community.