With the conviction that critical and reflective study of culture develops acumen and enhances sensibilities, the Northeastern Humanities Center supports faculty and student research in the humanities and social sciences; facilitates collaboration across disciplines; and presents humanistic and social scientific research to the wider university community and general public. Through our fellowship program, working groups, discussion forums, symposia, seminars, informal dialogues, conferences, and joint projects, the Humanities Center fosters a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of respect for diverse perspectives and expertise. An integral part of Northeastern University’s signature experiential liberal arts program, the Humanities Center offers opportunities for engagement with art, literature, philosophy, history, and social and political formations, thereby strengthening the foundation from which to respond meaningfully to one another and the needs of our world.
The Northeastern Humanities Center was founded in 2008. The Director, since 2013, is Lori Hope Lefkovitz, Professor of English and holder of the Ruderman Chair in Jewish Studies.
Humanities Center Events & Programs
NHA blog post written by Director Lori Lefkovitz on CSSH Pandemic Teaching Initiative11.30.2021
Director Lori Lefkovitz featured in Chronicle of Higher Education article on CSSH Pandemic Teaching Initiative09.16.2021
2020-21 Collaborative Research Cluster Paper on Integrating AI Chatbots into Language Learning Recently Published03.23.2022
2015-16 Humanities Center Fellow Announces Book on Graffiti Writers and the Spaces They Occupy03.23.2022
CSSH Pandemic Teaching Initiative Launch11.02.2020
Faculty Initiatives Responsive to COVID-1906.30.2020