Initiatives

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In addition to organizing and presenting the annual arts and lecture calendar for the College of Arts & Sciences, Syracuse Symposium™ and partnering with the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor, the Humanities Center offers several annual initiatives to foster research, cultivate intellectual exchange and dialogue, and emphasize the deep relevance of the Humanities to wider publics.

To complement the Dissertation and Research Fellowship programs, the following annual programs are offered:

 

SYRACUSE SYMPOSIUM


An eclectic range of public humanities events (including lectures, readings, performances, exhibits, and film) focused around an annual theme. For this year’s Symposium™ theme and calendar, click here.

HUMANITIES SPRING SYMPOSIA & MINI-SEMINARS


Smaller-scale presentations, seminars, and workshops with focused attention on humanities debates, scholarly applications, and/or specialized methods or training. For more information on upcoming Symposia and Mini-Seminars, click here.

THE JEANNETTE K. WATSON DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES


This professorship was originally made possible by the generosity of the late Jeannette K. Watson, and is designed to bring a scholar or writer of national distinction to campus for a longer period of time during a semester, or to conduct several visits of shorter intervals, to contribute to an ongoing research project, conduct a seminar, or participate in a number of related events. Please refer to the 'Applications/Funding' page of this website for more information or to propose a Distinguished Visiting Professor.

WRITING GROUPS


The center supports faculty and graduate student writing groups throughout the year.

CO-SPONSORSHIPS


The Center collaborates widely foster engagement with a diverse range of Humanities scholarship across the University. Please refer to the 'Applications/Funding' page of this website for more information about co-sponsorship requests and proposals.