About the Humanities Council

The purpose of the Humanities Council is to enhance support for and recognition of Humanities scholarship throughout the University and to encourage interdisciplinary research and communication among scholars from different areas of expertise. Through its varied programming initiatives, the Humanities Council aims to promote understanding of work in the Humanities, its relationship to other fields of inquiry, and the important role it plays at our university and in our world. The Humanities Council is a site where the values of interdisciplinarity and the liberal arts are promoted to the benefit of students, the College, and the University.

We invite you to explore our website and revisit often since its content will be regularly updated. Here you’ll find announcements of upcoming events, spotlights on Humanities research at the University, an archive of past events, information about current Council members, resources for support of research in the Humanities, and a place where you can send us your feedback.

Events & Announcements

Stories of Caring, Health and Community - Humanities Council Fall Symposium

Oct. 23, 2018: Stories of Caring, Health and Community: Fall 2018 Humanities Council Symposium

Sessions include "Elder Care Journey: A View From the Front Lines,"  â€œUsing Influential Relationships and Architecture to Heal a Community...

Fall 2017 Humanities Council Symposium speakers

2017-2018 Events

"Charlie vs. Goliath" The Award Winning Documentary can be viewed on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom, Plemmon...

Perspectives from the Middle East: Iraq and the Levant: A Panel Discussion

2016-2017 Events

Perspectives from the Middle East: Iraq and the Levant: A Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 3:25-5:00pm in Belk Library, Room 114&nb...