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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)”



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


Global Humanities Seminar Series “Understanding and Including Forced Migrants and Refugees: Responses from the Humanities”

Thanks to a grant from the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and the Initiative for Multilingual Studies organized the year-long Global Humanities Faculty Seminar Series “Understanding and Including Forced Migrants and Refugees: Responses from the Humanities”.

December 16, 2022

Georgetown campus from a distance


Professor Julia Watts Belser launches “Disability and Climate Change: A Public Archive Project”

We are thrilled to announce the completion of the first project sponsored by a Georgetown Humanities Initiative Booster Grant, sponsoring interdisciplinary humanistic research with a collaborative and public-facing component. 

December 16, 2022