Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
Haverford College

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Deborah Roberts

Associate Director

James Weissinger

Associate Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and Campus Exhibitions

Matthew Callinan

Program Manager

Noemí Fernández

Administrative Assistant

Kerry Nelson


The John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center seeks to enhance the intellectual and cultural life at Haverford by fostering challenging exchange among faculty, students, and diverse communities of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, activists, and innovators. The Center sponsors programs that promote relationships between classic humanistic study and contemporary intellectual, artistic, and ethical currents in the wider public world.

The Center's initiatives are organized under four intersecting domains -- scholarship; teaching; arts; and public forums -- which offer a range and depth of innovative programming for both faculty and students that is well -integrated into the academic program. The general public is invited and welcome to attend the public forums and arts events as our guests.

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Each fall the Hurford Humanities Center of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. During the first year of the program, the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow participates in a year-long faculty seminar. The search charge each year is established with the aim of both enhancing the seminar and enriching the academic life at the college. In the second year, the Fellow organizes and presents a spring symposium funded by the Humanities Center. During each of the four semesters at College, the Fellow teaches one course at the intermediate or advanced level. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest, one at the intermediate level, one at the advanced level. Only recent Ph.D.s are eligible. Charge is posted in November. Application deadline is the end of January. Visit the organization's website for complete program information.