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Thinking Out Loud

Developing insight into human thought, culture, and history—insight that connects deep knowledge to the way we live.

Our Mission

The Humanities Center at West Virginia University will cultivate critical humanistic inquiry, fostering collaborative, interdisciplinary, and publicly accessible scholarship and teaching to benefit the common good of the university, the state, and the world.

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Annual Theme

Beginning in 2018, the Humanities Center will consider the many dimensions of "Quality of Life," thinking in public about making the lives we live richer and fuller.
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Reading Groups

The Humanities Center facilitates the meeting of several interest groups. To see what we're reading, or to join a conversation, check these listings.
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Center Grants

Our internal grants program sponsors many exciting projects, emphasizing collaborative, interdisciplinary, and public-facing work.