Colby College Center for the Arts and Humanities
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Kerill O'Neill Julian D. Taylor Associate Professor of Classics

Program Coordinator

Megan Fossa


The Center celebrates the pivotal role of the arts and humanities in the intellectual life of the College and the community, and promotes the long-term benefits of the skills developed through humanistic research.

Students are at the heart of everything the center does; they suggest, shape, and profit from programming, enhanced classes, and close interaction with faculty.

Major programs include:

  1. Annual Humanities Theme: A campus-wide initiative that fosters interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration by exploring a particular topic through exhibits, speakers, performances, and course work.

  2. Arts and Humanities Labs: Experiential learning through hands-on observation, experimentation, and skill-building practices.

  3. Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series: Bringing a variety of inspirational speakers and stimulating programming to campus.

  4. Student Research Grants: Funding for Colby students majoring in the humanities or humanistic disciplines to facilitate original research projects related to their majors.