The Humanities Initiative at NYU draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s  faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. The Initiative is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community.

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Sept 30 6PM | Media Representations of the Greek w/ with Maria Kakavoulia via @NYUinAthens
- Monday Sep 29 - 10:25am

[VIDEO] NewYorkScapes: Urban #Humanities Symposium #NYSUH14
- Saturday Sep 27 - 11:50am

MT @nyuniversity: 3 #NYU faculty—Farai Chideya, Jeff Stanley, & Darin Strauss—named to #AmtrakResidency program:
- Friday Sep 26 - 4:07pm

Oct 16 6PM | Whitman Among the Bohemians: Book and Website Launch, and Tour of Pfaff's Cellar, RSVP:
- Friday Sep 26 - 10:50am

Add your digital scholarship group to the @DHandLib public registry of DH & library websites via @coblezc
- Friday Sep 26 - 9:47am

[VIDEO] Conquering the Master’s Thesis feat @NYULibraries @FrenchStudiesNY @NYU_journalism #NYU Dept of Art History
- Thursday Sep 25 - 7:40pm


October 15, 2014

Les Registres de la Comédie-Française à l’épreuve de la pratique

November 11, 2014

Great New Books in the Humanities: Critical Terms for the Study of Gender edited by Catharine Stimpson and Gilbert Herdt

November 18, 2014

Great New Books in the Humanities: The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

December 2, 2014

Great New Books in the Humanities: Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City by Ara Merjian

December 9, 2014

Great New Books in the Humanities: Political Performance in Syria by Edward Ziter


Writing Presidential Histories: Timothy Naftali and Evan Thomas

Great New Books in the Humanities: Dictionary of Untranslatables

Writers Writing: Maaza Mengiste and Gilbert King

The Value of the Humanities by Helen Small

Great New Books in the Humanities: Picking Up by Robin Nagle