Our Mission

The Center for the Humanities draws on the talents and energies of NYU faculty and students to provide a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and collaboration in the humanities and the arts. With the aim of fostering and enhancing the humanities community at NYU, the Center sponsors a number of endeavors aimed at promoting interdisciplinary dialogue, teaching, and research.

About the Center

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 for the Humanities was founded in 2007 by Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts & Science, to bring NYU’s humanists together as well as to explore the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community. Each year, the Center supports a group of graduate and faculty fellows, 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 wider public and assists with the funding of events on campus and NYU’s sites abroad.