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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.

WVU Humanities Center Fellowship and Grants now OPEN!

Apply for the 2021-2022 grants cycle. Due March 7th at 11:59 p.m.

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Speakers Series

The Humanities Center's 2020-2021 Speakers Series, theme, “Public Matters” engages humanities scholars in discussions on the roles their research plays in the public realm today.

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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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Appalachian Writers of Color


Readings by Emerging Appalachian Writers of Color

Featuring Rayna Momen, Torli Bush, and Matt Saporito

Dec 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

A Panel on Affrilachian Writing, featuring Amy Alvarez and Theresa Burriss

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Dec 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

A Panel on Affrilachian Writing, featuring Amy Alvarez and Theresa Burriss

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Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time

A Reading by Novelist Annette Clapsaddle

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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