Public Humanities Program
Allegheny College

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Paula Burleigh Assistant Professor of Art History


Brian Miller Assistant Professor

Art Building and Department coordinator

Gina Panzetta

History Building and Department coordinator

Lori Riggle


Public Humanities is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program at Allegheny College, located in Western Pennsylvania, which emphasizes the relevance of the humanities in the current conditions of civic and cultural life by engaging diverse audiences in dynamic conversations about democracy, art, history, technology, well-being, sustainability, sovereignty, cultural heritage, and social change. The Public Humanities major and minor prepares students to utilize methods, practices and skill sets necessary to communicate and collaborate with diverse publics about pressing social and cultural issues.