Wendy Wall, Director


Congratulations--and Welcome!--to the 2014-2015 Kaplan Institute Faculty Fellows and Library Fellow! Read more about them here.

Congratulations to Ann Gunter, Bertha and Max Dressler Professor in the Humanities; Professor Department of Art History; and Chair, Department of Classics, on her Endowed Professorship! Prof. Gunter will be honored by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in a medal ceremony on April 19, 2014.

Congratulations to Graduate Affiliate Kareem Khubchandani, who has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Embry Foundation Center for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

We are delighted to announce that the Kaplan Institute is part of a consortium of fifteen humanities institutes in the Midwest that has received a $3,000,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. Read the press release about "Humanities Without Walls" here, and access the first round application here.

We are nowaccepting applications for our 2014-2015 Affiliate program!

Access faculty and graduate student applications here, and undergraduate applications here.

Deadline: Friday, April, 18th, 2014.


Thursday, May 1st, 2013

4:30 pm in Harris Hall, Room 108

Prof. Sarah Sharma discusses her recent book and the dissertation-to-book process. Details here.

View the light installation created by Marco Rotelli, winter 2013 Artist in Residence, here.  

For Incoming First-Years: The Kaplan Scholars Program

Are you an incoming first-year student? Check out our Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program, a year-long investigation of the overarching theme "Humanities in the World."

Also, learn about our undergraduate curriculum, the Humanities Minor, undergraduate affiliate program, and Weinberg College's First-Year Focus Project for Incoming Freshmen.


"Hot Off The Press" brings the authors of recently published books to campus to discuss their work and the publishing process. On May 1st P...
May 1, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The work of Trinidadian artist, curator and writer, Christopher Cozier, examines the contemporary Caribbean experience through drawing, pri...
May 7, 2014
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Trinidadian artist, curator and writer, Christopher Cozier, examines the contemporary Caribbean experience through drawing, printmaking, so...
May 29, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


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About the Institute

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities was established to organize and promote the kind of expansive, interdisciplinary discussion and debate that characterizes leading-edge humanities scholarship today. The Institute cultivates this work through an annual fellowship program for NU faculty, humanities courses for undergraduates, invited lectures, Institute-sponsored research workshops, and a quarterly Artist-in-Residence program.


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Important Institute Deadlines

Fall 2014 Co-Sponsorship Application Deadline: Friday, October 3rd, 2014.

2014-2015 Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate Affiliate Application Deadline: Friday, April 18th, 2014

2014-2015 Research Workshops Application Deadline: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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