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

Appalachian Writers of Color

Featuring Neema Avashia

Monday, December 6, 2021 7:00 PM Via Zoom

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Speakers Series

The Humanities Center’s theme for the 2021-2022 academic year is The Agora. Agora literally means “meeting space,” and, in ancient Greek cities was a space that served as a meeting ground, a place to gather. We hope the WVU community joins us in exploring the agora in which we live, work and play.

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Campus Read

WVU's Campus Read is spearheaded by the Humanities Center, aimed at engaging the campuses and community in a common reading experience to foster dialogue, critical thinking and community participation.

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Research and Grants

The WVU Humanities Center supports humanistic inquiry across its campuses and advocates for the humanities and our faculty and community researchers across the state, regionally, nationally, and globally.  WVU humanities faculty has garnered more than sixteen major awards in the past five years and is deeply involved in scholarly research that impacts their disciplines and the public more broadly.

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WVU Humanities Center YouTube

The Humanities Center at West Virginia University cultivates critical humanistic inquiry, fostering innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and publicly accessible scholarship and teaching to benefit the common good of the University, the state, and the world. Watch our past events and speakers on our  YouTube.

Anti-Racism Statement

As change continues to impact the health and wellbeing of our communities, we find ourselves at a moment of reflection in the Humanities Center. As we grapple with the ongoing health crisis presented by COVID-19, coupled with the historic protests around the death of George Floyd and many other Black Americans, we align our efforts with others across the University to support our Black students, staff and faculty. We celebrate the contributions of Black scholars and artists whose works add to the vibrant cultural life the Humanities Center seeks to uphold and celebrate.

Through our efforts, we continue to engage in the productive dialogue that ensures diversity, equity and inclusion across our campus and community, and we welcome input from that community on how we can best serve these goals.

—Humanities Center, Associate Director,  Rhonda Reymond, and Director, Renee Nicholson