Programs

Central New York Humanities Corridor

The University of Rochester is one of three major partners in the Central New York Humanities Corridor, together with Syracuse University and Cornell University. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation beginning in 2006, the Humanities Corridor promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and graduate students from all three campuses by sponsoring working groups, conferences, and other events in several areas of humanistic inquiry. Additional grants from Mellon, including the award, in 2014, of funds for permanent endowments at each of the three founding institutions, have allowed the corridor to expand its mission. Six central New York liberal arts colleges now join in corridor activities, and new fields of investigation such as digital humanities have been added to the range of research projects the corridor supports. The Humanities Corridor makes the shared resources of the Central New York region available to thousands of scholars each year.

The director of the Central New York Humanities Corridor at UR is the Ani & Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center, Joan Shelley Rubin (joan.rubin@rochester.edu). Contact her for information about participating in corridor activities. See also Events and the corridor’s website at syracusehumanities.org/mellon.