Center for the Humanities News

From Anthropology to Political Science to Religion and beyond, the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) fosters the academic study of human society and culture. In this space, we’ll tell the stories of our distinguished Humanities students, alumni and professors as well as highlight exciting CHAT events. Contact us today if you’d like to have your Humanities education story told. We’re eager to share it!  Keep reading below to catch up on all the latest happenings at CHAT and learn why you should get involved with the center.


The Italian Program (Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic) is proud to collaborate with the CHAT - Center for the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University in celebrating 700 years from the death of the celebrated Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Please join us for a year-long celebration, and stay tuned for more information.

Dante Alighieri: 1265-1321

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

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Congratulations to Meryl Lumba for winning a 2020-21 CHAT Advanced Graduate Fellowship Award! Meryl will be working on her dissertation entitled “Hegel, Comedy, and Coping: Moving Beyond the End of Art.” Well done!


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As part of the college’s exploration of world events, two recent College of Liberal Arts talks looked at how the tabloid media predicted Trump’s presidency and how his policies and rhetoric are affecting international views of the U.S.

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A Tenure-track faculty position is one viable career path for CLA doctoral graduates, but, as a panel of Council of Library Information Resources postdoctoral fellows recently explained to students, it’s far from the only one!

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