Welcome to the CfAH! 

What does it mean to be human? What constitutes a life well lived? How can we use our capacities for thought and freedom to make things better? Our student and faculty programs seek to address these perennial questions. We hope you’ll join us by embarking on the journey of self-discovery and growth that only the humanities can offer.   


Announcements and Upcoming Events

AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies: Dr. Mariana Ortega

The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) and Marquette’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities are pleased to announce the selection of the 2022-2023 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies. Dr. Mariana Ortega, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will join the Marquette Department of Philosophy in August.

Spring 2022 Events

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HWW Grand Research Challenge and Seed Grant

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The Humanities Without Walls PI team at Marquette along with the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce the second seed grant opportunity for Marquette faculty interested in applying for the HWW Grand Research Challenge grants. We can support faculty grant writing during the summer of 2022 in advance of final GRC team proposal submissions to HWW in November 2022. The seed grant proposals are due to HWW@marquette.edu on Monday, May 2.

CfAH Featured in Dean Bostic's March 2022 Monthly Message

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CfAH Coffeehouse

For the CfAH Coffeehouse on Wednesday, March 9th from 5:00-7:00pm, we invited undergraduate students and faculty to gather in the CfAH office to discuss the war in Ukraine, through the lenses of history, literature, philosophy, language, and theology. We unpacked how we can understand what’s going on there, integrating art and architecture into the discussion. Influences such as social media responses were considered. We analyzed Zelinsky’s amazing viral videos versus Putin’s picture at the long table of Emptiness. We just got together to talk about what is going on. Food and beverages were provided. Keep an eye out for the next CfAH Coffeehouse coming soon!

The CfAH's office has been newly updated with furniture and amenities to encourage meetings among students to talk, study, or just enjoy the space. The space now features a couch and chairs, as well as a Keurig coffeemaker and games. Feel free to stop by and take a look at our updated space.