Welcome to the Georgetown Humanities Initiative


The Georgetown Humanities Initiative aims to support the research and teaching of the University’s humanistic scholars. The Initiative embraces innovative scholarship that takes various forms, including traditional humanistic methods, digital approaches, and arts and performance. Through the projects it funds and the programming it develops, the Initiative strives to support work that has a deep impact in the academy while also engaging the public by demonstrating the continuing value of the humanities for understanding the challenges and opportunities of the human condition. The Initiative also has deep interest in innovative approaches to humanistic teaching and learning and will invite the participation and collaboration of graduate and undergraduate students.

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Recent Georgetown Humanities News

Humanities News from Around the University

Medical Humanities Minor Launched by University

March 22nd, 2021

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The Georgetown Medical Humanities Program, a cross-campus collaboration among Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and the Georgetown University Medical Center, is launching a collaborative undergraduate minor in Medical Humanities, Culture and Society starting in Fall 2021.

New College Faculty for 2020-2021

September 2nd, 2020

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Georgetown College is pleased to welcome 24 new full-time faculty members with primary appointments in 16 College departments and programs. This cohort will help enrich the student experience through their varied and nuanced areas of study.