Our initiatives foster research, promote intellectual exchange, and emphasize the deep relevance of the humanities to wider publics. We showcase how the humanities are vital for pursuing enduring questions and for addressing pressing social issues.
Each year, we support outstanding faculty and graduate student research with a range of highly competitive fellowships.
- Four (4) Faculty Fellowships (three from the College of Arts and Sciences—one for research that directly relates to the Symposium theme—and one from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs). Meet our current and prior Faculty Fellows here.
- Two (2) Dissertation Fellowships (for students completing a Ph.D. in English, Philosophy, Religion, or in the Writing Program). Meet our current and prior Dissertation Fellows here.
- Two (2) Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowships, developed in partnership with the New York Council For the Humanities and the CNY Humanities Corridor. See current and prior Public Humanities Fellows here.
- Visit our Fellowships page for additional details.
Each year, we bring diverse voices and perspectives to campus via the Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, and the Mellon Distinguished Visiting Collaborator, sponsored by The Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Visit our Distinguished Visiting Professorships page to learn more.
Each year, we present Syracuse Symposium, a public humanities events series, focused around an annual theme, which engages wider publics with innovative, interdisciplinary work in the humanities by renowned scholars, artists, authors, and performers. Visit our Symposium page to learn more.
Often offered in tandem with a larger public event, we support many small-group presentations, seminars, and workshops throughout the year. These may focus on new humanities research, explore specialized methods, offer research consultations, or engage in hands-on applications. Visit our Events page to learn about upcoming opportunities.
To support humanities research and public engagement more broadly, we foster connections across the University and with the wider community via co-sponsorships and partnerships. The Humanities Center welcomes proposals that align with our Mission. Visit our Forms page to learn more.
In partnership with the Syracuse University Bookstore, the Center hosts a soon-to-be-annual book- signing to highlight humanities books published by faculty the previous year. The inaugural celebration was held in 2016. To have your book(s) highlighted, be sure to respond to the Humanities Center’s annual survey!