The Humanities Project
University of Rochester President Joel Seligman has committed $150,000 annually from the President's Venture Fund to support the Humanities Project, an endeavor designed to champion work by Rochester faculty in all fields of humanistic inquiry. The Humanities Project Committee is responsible for soliciting Humanities Project proposals and for allocating funds. Promising initiatives designed by faculty are chosen to showcase some of the best and most up-to-date research dedicated to the critical examination of the documents and objects that reflect the meaningful past and present of humankind.
The selected projects, many of which will bring a wide range of distinguished scholars and public intellectuals to the area, involve the production of the art, music, and thought that investigate and contribute to the ethical and aesthetic experience of the world.
See the listings under Events for more information about particular speakers.
The Humanities Project Committee
The members of the Humanities Project Committee are selected by the Humanities Center Executive Committee. The chair of the Humanities Project Committee for 2016-2017 is Joan Rubin (History).