TU launches Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

Friday, February 28, 2014

Center to provide common ground for leading thinkers, artists and creative entrepreneurs from around the world

The University of Tulsa has established the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities to promote the importance of the humanities and explore how a deeper understanding of histories and identities can help shape public policy, civic life and individual development.

Sean Latham, Walter Endowed Chair of English at TU, will serve as the organization’s director.

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities will explore what it means to be human — individually and collectively as products of history and as shapers of the future. Based on the ideals of critical thought, ethical inquiry, bold imagination, free expression and diversity of the human experience, the initiative will promote formal academic research and vibrant engagement with the public.

The center will provide a common ground for leading thinkers, artists and creative entrepreneurs from around the world to connect with our university, our community and our state. Core activities will include an annual seminar, public lectures, debates and symposia along with performances, readings and exhibitions. Students will have an opportunity to apply for fellowships and other academic support.

For more information about the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, please visit www.utulsa.edu/humanities.

Contact:
humanities@utulsa.edu