Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Case Western Reserve University

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Michele Tracy Berger

Associate Director

Brian Clites


Established in 1996 with a generous gift of endowment from Eric and Jane Nord, the Baker-Nord Center is dedicated to:

- highlighting and celebrating the arts and humanities at Case (Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theater and Dance) through public lectures, panels, performances, and special programs; - supporting research and creative work in the humanities and arts through fellowships, grants, and symposia, as well as encouraging new and innovative directions in research and creativity, including the digital humanities, through public forums and open discussion; - facilitating cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations among Case Western Reserve University faculty and members of other University Circle institutions that address questions and problems of broad human interest, in and out of the academy.

The Center hosts a number of public events to spark interest in the arts and humanities on campus, including the annual Anisfield-Wolf lecture and public programs related to the Center's annual theme. See Programs and Events. The Baker-Nord Seminar, which facilitates interdisciplinary exchange between scholars, also focuses on our annual theme. Faculty research is highlighted by our Work in Progress series.

CHCI/ACLS Partnership

The Center is a participant in the CHCI/ACLS Partnership, which connects CHCI member organizations with recipients of the ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients fellowship program. Visit for information on this program.

Visit the organization's website for information on other programs.