NYU Humanities News

Welcome to the new Humanities Initiative website!

We are immensely proud to present a newly-relaunched website for the Humanities Initiative! Built from the ground up, our new home on the Internet has been designed to help you learn about our many events, grant programs, and activities. Among the many improvements, you’ll find a completely new event registration system, high quality photos and […]

New 2014-15 Fellowship Applications

Today, the Humanities Initiative is proud to announce our fellowship programs for the 2014-15 academic year. Each year, the HI sponsors some 25 fellows—both graduate students and faculty—to pursue their research interests in the broad fields of the humanities. We would like to invite all interested students and faculty to apply for this year’s round […]

Congratulations Anna Deavere Smith, 2012 NEH Humanities Medalist

The Humanities Initiative cannot be more excited to congratulate actress, playwright, and NYU University Professor Anna Deavere Smith on winning a 2012 National Humanities Medal this week from President Obama, for her years of engaging work in the theater and on the TV screen. She has devoted much of her career to discovering the American […]

Congratulations to Sharon Olds, Recipient of 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

The Humanities Initiative is proud to announce and celebrate the outstanding achievement of NYU Professor of English Sharon Olds, who received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection, Stag’s Leap (Alfred A. Knopf). The New York Times stated that “the poems in Stag’s Leap were written after the breakup of Ms. Olds’s 30-year […]