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Natasha Korda Professor of English

Administrative Assistant

Erinn Savage


Founded in 1959, the Center for Humanities at Wesleyan University is among the oldest in the United States. In celebration of the Center's 50th year, we seek to reflect upon the category of "the human" in the humanities.

On the occasion of the Center's anniversary, we must ask ourselves a series of questions. How has the "human" been figured over the last fifty years? How has our understanding of what it means to be human changed? What is the relationship between the animal and the human? Is the human a singular kind? How have the substantial even revolutionary challenges to long-established views of human nature influenced our commitment to understand the human condition?

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Scholars who have received their PhD degree after June 2005 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences - broadly conceived - are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their PhDs with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty. Visit the organization's website for complete program information.