Humanities Center

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The humanities are foundational to the liberal arts, which means they're central to the intellectual, cultural and political life of Bucknell.

At the Humanities Center, our mission is to:

  • Enhance the visibility of the humanities on campus and beyond.
  • Coordinate transdepartmental humanities endeavors.
  • Create an environment that fosters pedagogical excellence and student and faculty scholarship.

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Fellowships and Grant Opportunities 

Thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the President, the Bucknell Humanities Center offers several fellowship opportunities for faculty and students working in the humanities.

Learn more about fellowship and grant opportunities 


Professor Virginia Zimmerman teaches a children's literature class.

A Home for the Humanities

Located in the heart of campus, Hildreth-Mirza Hall is a home for the humanities at Bucknell.

Home to Bucknell’s Humanities Center, the Bucknell University Press and other humanities-based initiatives, the hall offers students a relaxed environment to study in groups or the privacy to work alone.

Students from all majors are welcome to use the center.

Humanities Council

The Humanities Council is comprised of faculty members from various academic subjects, whose goal is to create transdepartmental humanities endeavors and help aid the center in its mission of fostering scholarship and pedagogical excellence in both students and faculty. 

Meet the Humanities Council

Digital Humanities at Bucknell

In conjunction with Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship (DP&S), the Bucknell Humanities Center supports Digital Humanities (DH) initiatives and projects at Bucknell.

Learn more about Digital Humanities at Bucknell

Take a closer look at the Humanities

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Humanities Center


Hildreth-Mirza Hall

Contact Details

John Penniman, Interim Director of the Humanities Center


13 Coleman Hall