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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. From cinema studies to legal and business ethics to Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, NYU boasts a wide range of outstanding departments and program in the humanities as broadly defined. 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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Guidelines and deadlines for our next round of award competitions are now posted! To apply, follow the links below to read more about each program. Please read all submission guidelines carefully as they have changed from past years.


The Grants-in-Aid competition is devoted exclusively to publication assistance. Funds are limited and awarded on a rolling basis.


We're hiring a Graduate Assistant. Log on, search #job ID 907324. Open to #NYU #Humanities Doctoral students.
- Friday Apr 18 - 9:01am

Apr 22 6PM | Great New Books in the #Humanities: Renato Rosaldo & Mary Louise Pratt discuss ethnography & poetry
- Thursday Apr 17 - 9:42am

May 13 | Archival Anecdotes for the 21st Century w/ art exhibit by James Nelson
- Tuesday Apr 15 - 9:06am

Apr 30 6PM | Mapping Your Future: What Can You Do with a B.A. in the #Humanities?
- Sunday Apr 13 - 8:50pm


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