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The term “humanities” includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

--The National Endowment for the Humanities

Our Mission

The Nova Southeastern University Center for the Humanities brings together a collection of human and material resources dedicated to the celebration of the humanities. The idea for the Center was originally conceived by Dr. Ben Mulvey, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. In addition to championing core academic disciplines in the humanities such as history, philosophy, composition and rhetoric, criticism and theory of the performing and visual arts, literature and language studies, the Center for the Humanities is dedicated to highlighting the significant role the humanities play in related fields in the social sciences. The NSU Center for the Humanities also aims to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities as a complement to the core STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) with a view to encouraging students and scholars in those disciplines to explore these connections. The Center for the Humanities serves as a resource for both students and scholars at NSU and from elsewhere by hosting workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities. The Center for the Humanities also serves as a resource for teachers and students in the primary and secondary education system in the South Florida region, providing material resources and training opportunities. The Center is dedicated to engaging the wider South Florida community by partnering with community organizations and participating in local cultural initiatives that highlight the humanities.

The Center for the Humanities Working Group

The Center for the Humanities Working Group within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) developed this website and coordinates the activities of the Center.

Contact Information

Andrea Shaw Nevins serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and director of the Center. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions or comments regarding the NSU Center for the Humanities: andrshaw@nova.edu.

The Center is happy to keep you updated about our events. Please contact Andrea Shaw Nevins (andrshaw@nova.edu) to be added to the mailing list.

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