Photo of Washington University diploma being held by a student in a green graduation gown.
How are doctoral programs preparing humanities graduate students for the possibility of careers outside the tenure track? And how can we better support the faculty who lead these efforts? The Center for the Humanities receives $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Faculty for the Next Generation: Toward New Models of PhD Training in the Humanities.”
Director Jean Allman, the J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities, offers her thoughts on the passing of William H. Gass, founder of the International Writers Center, which later broadened its scope as a humanities center.


Portrait of Sir David Adjaye
Internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye will receive the International Humanities Prize on Monday, October 29, 2018, in recognition of his distinctly humanistic approach to designing major public spaces such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

A portrait of Jeffrey McCune
In his new book, scholar Jeffrey McCune adopts the practice of “reading” — or giving a “long look over” — from queer black culture to newly scrutinize topics such as neo-slave narratives, homophobia in hip-hop, anti-black police and state violence.

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