Humanities Center

The mission and goals of the Humanities Center at Saint Michael’s are to promote, develop and nurture programs and initiatives that deepen an understanding and appreciation for the humanities. The Center will both continue and enhance Saint Michael’s tradition of commitment to the humanities, exemplified explicitly in the long-running Humanities Program, a celebrated program with over half a century of excellence in teaching and a stellar reputation among alumni.

Saint Michael’s is now in our fifth year of having a Fairbanks Humanities Visiting Scholar-in-Residence on campus, a position endowed by an alumnus, Brian Lacey.

The long-term goals of the Humanities Center are to:

  • Sponsor, host, and finance conferences on campus associated with any field in the humanities;
  • Sponsor and host a humanities lecture by outside scholars on campus;
  • Promote and sponsor special faculty seminars and workshops to enhance the quality of undergraduate and faculty writing, research projects, and teaching in any area of the humanities;
  • Sponsor an annual concert, linked to course syllabi;
  • Foster and establish academic connections in the humanities with area scholars, students, and institutions.
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty members in the humanities through conferences and workshops and through developing innovative courses and projects, for example in Environmental Studies, Writing, and Digital Humanities.

For more information, please contact the center co-director:

Professor Christina Root
Saint Edmunds 336
Box 385