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Initiatives

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.

FELLOWSHIPS

Each year, we support outstanding faculty and graduate student research with a range of highly competitive fellowships.

DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS

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.

SYRACUSE SYMPOSIUM

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.

BOOKS IN THE HUMANITIES CELEBRATION

In partnership with the Syracuse University Office of Research, Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Bookstore, we host an annual reception to showcase books published by Syracuse University authors in the previous year. Submit your book(s) for consideration via the Books in the Humanities Survey on the Forms page of our website.

MINI-SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

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.

CO-SPONSORSHIPS/PARTNERSHIPS

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.

CENTRAL NEW YORK HUMANITIES CORRIDOR

Headquartered at Syracuse University, the CNY Humanities Corridor is a dynamic consortium linking over 10 universities and colleges across the region, supported from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This vibrant network fosters innovative collaborative research, teaching, and programming across institutions.