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.

Recent Georgetown Humanities News

Humanities Lunch Break Launches

June 10th, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, the Master’s Program in the Engaged & Public Humanities (MAEPH) hosted the first Humanities Lunch Break in their summer se…

Highlights from the Global Irish Studies Initiative

June 8th, 2020

A highlight of the 2019-20 academic year was the “Bridging the Atlantic” symposium, which provided an opportunity to reflect on the implications of Brexit for EU-US relations and, in particular, on the challenges and opportunities it presents for Ireland.

Humanities News from Around the University

James Baldwin Play Marks New Trend in Classical Theater, Panelists Say

February 28th, 2020

“It’s a huge-scale drama that requires a lot of economic resources,” said panelist Soyica Colbert, Idol Family Professor and professor of African American studies and performing arts at Georgetown College. “The play itself is really anticipating a moment like this where there are theaters that have the resources and the vision to produce it.”

Facing Heartache on Valentine’s Day? Read a Poem

February 14th, 2020

Elizabeth Velez (G’83) and her friend, alumna Mary Esselman (C’84, G’87), wrote The Hell With Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart (Warner Books, 2002) after Esselman suffered a breakup with a man she thought was the love of her life.


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