Inquiry and Empathy

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Inspired by the Jesuits and the University’s mission to promote a liberal arts education, Georgetown Humanities Initiative is at the center of our university’s scholarly and public engagement.

Meet the HALC Fellows

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Jillian Seitz

“I hope to explore the intersection between language, the human mind, and conflict, and how these all inform the cultures we all move through.
~ Jillian Seitz (CAS’24)”

Y Pinhasi

“I’m interested in the application of rhetoric and linguistics to political movements, US constitutional law, and issues of identity and economy.
~ Y Pinhasi (SFS’25)”

“My focus is on race and ethnic studies and visual and media culture, especially transmedia adaptations.
~ Amanda Yen (CAS’23)”


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2023 ADE/ADL Summer Seminar “Centering the Humanities”

The topic “Centering the Humanities” fostered discussions about humanities responses to current social and pedagogical challenges; strategies to connect the humanities to the public sphere;…

June 5, 2023


David Pickel: A Renaissance Man for Roman Italy

David Pickel joined the Georgetown Humanities Initiative for the 2022-2023 academic year as an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices postdoctoral fellow. Pickel is a researcher, educator and scholar in the fields of archaeology, environmental science and the classical world.

April 26, 2023

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Amitav Ghosh at 2023 Voices on the Environment

Amitav Ghosh is the internationally-recognized author of The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Nutmeg’s Curse, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable and…

March 31, 2023

Universities as Pathways to Global InclusionSep. 28

  • 5:00 pm
  • Riggs Library 3rd floor of Healy Hall