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Attend the launch for an introduction to the collaborative community driving new exploration of humanity for the benefit of all.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
4-7 p.m.

Center for Missouri Studies
State Historical Society of Missouri
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

For questions, contact the College of Arts & Science at or 573-882-4421

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About the Center

Examining humanity

Humanists engage in unique practices of worldmaking. Using interdisciplinary methods of inquiry and diverse objects of study, humanities researchers examine shared aspects of humanity. In doing so, the humanities have always foregrounded vital questions.

The Center for the Humanities will promote the humanities by supporting collaborative and interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, and public engagement across Missouri — and beyond.

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Tentative Schedule

The schedule shown below is tentative and will be updated as details are confirmed.

4 to 4:30 p.m. — Introductions

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Panel
Moderated by Sheri-Marie Harrison
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Success, College of Arts & Science, University of Missouri

  • Giselle Anatol
    Interim Director, Hall Center for the Humanities and Director, Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, University of Kansas
  • Stephanie Kirk
    Director of the Center for the Humanities, Washington University
  • Robert Newman
    President and Director of the National Humanities Center, 
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

5:30 to 7 p.m. — Reception