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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.


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!