Our Programs

The Humanities Center can claim an impressive roster of programming. Read about them below, or select from the links in the blue menu on the right-hand side of this page.

Internal Pitt Faculty Fellows and Visiting Short-Term Fellows bring the Center's signature lectures and Colloquium Series to life, serving as the backbone of the academic year's scheduled events.

Each academic year, the Humanities Center hosts one to two recent PhDs of extraordinary promise. These Early Career Residential Fellows take part in the Center's activities, both leading and engaging in lectures and colloquia, while working on completing their own book projects.

The Center seeks to work more closely with outstanding colleagues to support their research and also to develop excellent, innovative programming that extends that research through the Pitt Senior Fellowship

For one week at the end of the spring term, after Commencement, a celebrated guest scholar leads a five-day intensive Spring Faculty Seminar, drawing faculty and graduate students alike.

In addition, the Humanities Center funds research projects and stimulating programming that derive from other departments and programs through Collaborative Research Grants, and the Center very often plays host to numerous lectures, workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, and receptions for departments and programs across the university.

The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities for the academic year 2017-2018. Fellows will teach one course each semester, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the departments with which they are affiliated and across the Dietrich School.

The Humanities Center funds graduate students for summer work through its Public Humanities Fellows program. The Public Humanities Fellows work at local cultural institutions in positions designed to take advantage of their skills and discipline-specific knowledge.

Pitt Interdisciplinary Humanities Grants are designed to support cross-University and public humanities events. Hosted by the All Pitt Humanities Committee, these grants have two deadlines each year, one in early October and another in April. All grants require matching funds, with at least one funding source being within the University.

In partnership with Pitt's student radio station WPTS, the Humanities Center sponsors one Humanities Media Fellow each year. The position allows an undergraduate student to help produce the Humanities Center's Being Human podcast, as well as produce original humanities-related content of their own.

View our event archives here.