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Public Humanities

The Center has long supported the public humanities at NYU. We work with community and academic partners to leverage the humanities for the benefit of civil society and to give voice to diverse populations.

The Center belongs to a statewide consortium of universities organized by Humanities New York (HNY), which promotes and supports the public humanities. Each year two doctoral students who receive funding and training from HNY join the cohort of faculty and doctoral students in our Fellowship program.  We have also supported doctoral students by securing HNY Community Partnership Grants.

2023 Humanities Centers Initiative Public Humanities Vision Grant

Humanities New York and its nine partner universities, comprising the Humanities Centers Initiative, invite grant proposals from advanced graduate students in support of public programming and projects. Awards of up to $4,000 will be made in support of projects undertaken by graduate students. For more information, follow the link below.

To read about 2021 Vision Grant awardee Julia Butterfield and her work with the Morris-Jumel Mansion click here.