The Nova Southeastern University Center for Applied Humanities celebrates the ancient past, dynamic present, and exciting future of the disciplines collectively known as the humanities, bringing together a collection of human and material resources dedicated to their sustainability and advancement.

The Center for the Applied Humanities devotes itself to 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 and international concerns.

We invite you to browse our past events and projects and join us for current and future programming!

-The National Endowment for the Humanities

The NSU Center for Applied Humanities champions core academic disciplines in the humanities, such as history, literature and languages, philosophy, religion, politics, and film, particularly the way in which these disciplines may be applied to engage and promote positive action involving local and global human issues and concerns.

The Center for Applied Humanities also aims to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities as a complement to the core STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the social sciences, with a view toward encouraging students and scholars in those disciplines to explore these connections.

The Center is dedicated to engaging the wider South Florida community by partnering with community organizations and participating in local cultural initiatives that highlight and advance the humanities. The Center for Applied Humanities also serves as a teaching and learning resource for both students and scholars at NSU and elsewhere by hosting workshops, conferences, and other professional development and pedagogical/training opportunities.

The Center for the Humanities Working Group within the NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences developed this website and coordinates the activities of the Center.

  • Aileen Miyuki Farrar, Ph.D., Director of the Humanities Center, Department of Humanities and Politics
  • David P. Kilroy, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Humanities and Politics
  • James E. Doan, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Politics
  • Darren Hibbs, Ph.D., Department of Humanities and Politics

Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Marlisa Santos, Director of the Center for the Humanities, with any questions or comments regarding the NSU Center for the Humanities: santosm@nova.edu.