Annual Event

Since its establishment in 2017-2018, the Humanities Institute has hosted an annual lecture each spring to celebrate and interrogate the work of the humanities. In 2018-2019 we introduced an Alumni Award, given to a Penn State graduate who has made a significant impact in the humanities.               
Past Events:
2021: The Humanities’ Many Futures: An Interactive Discussion with Exciting New Grant Opportunities | The Humanities Institute in Partnership with Humanities Without Walls
     You can watch the recorded session here.
2020 (cancelled due to COVID): Quiana Whitted | Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina
     Alumni Award: V.P. Franklin | Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, UC Riverside | History, ’69
2019: Sarah Willie-LeBreton | Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Swarthmore College
     Alumni Award: Robert Newman | President and Director, National Humanities Center | English, ’72
2018: Michael Roth | President, Wesleyan University