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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. 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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RVSP @haikuconference Sept 13-14 @Penn. Learn abt the future of the #humanities within the creative research univ
- Thursday Aug 28 - 11:07am

The value of an education is training the mind to think something that can't be learned from books. -Einstein #quote
- Monday Aug 25 - 10:36am

President Obama Awards the 2013 National Medals of #Arts and #Humanities @whitehouse
- Wednesday Jul 30 - 10:15am

RT @janegreenway: #LANSCT2014 congrats to #nyu LAMI students & their comrades on tremendous presentations this afternoon! @NYUHumanities
- Tuesday Jul 29 - 10:02am

RT @janegreenway: So excited and proud to be at #LANSCT2014 with the #nyu LAMI cohort! @LeadershipAllia @NYUHumanities
- Tuesday Jul 29 - 10:02am

"There's a difference between open to the public and designed for the public" -Jane McNamara
- Wednesday Jul 23 - 12:15pm


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