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Associate Director, Sari Altschuler receives NEH grant for Health, Humanities, and Societies Program

The Northeastern Humanities Center is proud to announce that our Associate Director, Sari Altschuler and Associate Professor of History, Chris Parsons, recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant through their division of education programs for $35,000 to further the digital components of our Health, Humanities, and Societies (HHS) initiative. In total, the…
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Published On: April 9, 2020 |
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Faculty Initiatives Responsive to COVID-19

This page explores some of the many ways members of the Humanities Center and CSSH community are engaging with broader audiences in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a member of CSSH, please submit news items you would like to see featured on the CSSH website. Humanities COVID-19 Syllabus To help…
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Published On: March 13, 2020 |
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CSSH Pandemic Public Teaching Initiative: Call for Proposals due June 12th

  The Pandemic Teaching Initiative, which is supported by the CSSH Office of the Dean, the Northeastern Humanities Center, the Ethics Institute, the SPPUA and the NULab, seeks to create a set of publicly accessible lessons/modules that explore topics related to pandemics and their disruptions and impacts. These modules will be published as part of…
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Published On: June 4, 2020 |
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Advisory Board Member Victoria Cain creates #COVID19Archive

Associate Professor of History, Victoria Cain recently helped create A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID19 (https://covid19.omeka.net) a new digital repository to crowdsource images, oral histories, videos and stories about the global experience of COVID-19 in order to create a lasting historical record of this extraordinary moment. Contribute today to create a lasting historical…
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Published On: March 31, 2020 |
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Advisory Board Member Martin Blatt awarded 2020 NCPH Robert Kelley Memorial Award

Martin Blatt, Northeastern Humanities Center Advisory Board Member, Professor of the Practice, and Director of Public History program, received the 2020 Robert Kelley Memorial Award from the National Council on Public History (NCPH) on March 21st. Please join us in congratulating this year’s award winners for outstanding achievement in a variety of public history formats. The…
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Published On: March 23, 2020 |
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Call for Applications: NEH Summer Institute | July 6-24, 2020

  NEH Summer Institute: Engaging Geography in the Humanities Northeastern University, Boston, MA July 6-24, 2020   The Humanities Center at Northeastern University in Boston will host a three-week NEH Summer Institute on the theme “Engaging Geography in the Humanities.” The institute will explore the possibilities and productive tensions at the intersection of geography and…
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Published On: February 20, 2020 |
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Events and Programs funded workshop “Framing SNAP” Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended to 1/17!

The Events and Programs funded workshop “Framing SNAP: Perspectives on the Nation’s Largest, Least-loved, and Most Enduring Food Assistance Program” is now accepting abstracts. This intimate workshop explores the myriad debates about SNAP, both as a nutrition program, its long-standing rationale, and as an anti-poverty program, which it has become. In doing so, we seek…
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Published On: October 25, 2019 |
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“Whose Story?” Humanities Center Graduate Fellow, Anjuli Fahlberg, published in the Washington Post

Former PhD student and 2017-2018 “Whose Story?” graduate fellow Anjuli Fahlberg, recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post. Anjuli Fahlberg is currently a full-time Lecturer in Tufts University’s Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the community-engaged research collaborative Construindo Juntos. Her op-ed focused on the turmoil brewing in Brazil’s poorer neighborhoods as a result…
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Published On: October 21, 2019 |
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Advisory Board Member and Ethics Center Director, Ron Sandler leads team on AI ethics oversight

The discussion among researchers, policymakers, and consumers has centered on how to ensure that human values such as privacy and autonomy are protected as we adopt rapidly advancing artificial intelligence and data systems. These discussions have driven efforts to develop ethical guidelines for our increasingly automated world in the form of oversight committees. Northeastern professors…
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Published On: September 13, 2019 |
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2019 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Jewish Studies Program are thrilled to be welcoming author Michael Pollan as the speaker for the 2019 Ruderman Lecture. Miss the live lecture? Watch the recording here! Michael Pollan is the author of numerous best-selling books including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His…
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Published On: September 2, 2019 |
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“Cultures of Ability” Humanities Center Fellow, Linda Blum, publishes paper in RSSD 11 part of her project “Managing Precarious Normality in an Age of Inequality”

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 “Cultures of Ability” Faculty Fellow Professor Linda Blum for publishing her recent paper, “Narratives of Care and Citizenship: Mothering ‘Precariously Normal’ Adult Sons and Daughters in an Age of Inequality” in the annual journal Research in Social Science and Disability 11 (RSSD 11). The journal entitled, New Narratives of Disability: Constructions,…
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Published On: September 18, 2019 |
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“Whose Story?” Humanities Center Graduate Fellow, Anjuli Fahlberg, awarded 2019 Best Dissertation Prize from American Sociological Association

Former PhD student and 2017-2018 “Whose Story?” graduate fellow Anjuli N. Fahlberg, has won the ASA Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled “Activism Under Fire: Violence, Poverty, and Collective Action in Rio de Janeiro.” As an ASA award recipient, she joins a venerable group of scholars and educators who have been honored for achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching, practice, and public…
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Published On: June 7, 2019 |
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