Thank you for a Great Semester!

CHAT We at CHAT would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who helped make the fall semester a success. We are excited to share our events planned for the spring. The semester kicks off on January 24th with the next installment in our Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, featuring Professor of Sociology and CHAT fellow Tania Jenkins. Subsequent lectures will highlight the research of Temple professors in the departments of Religion, History, and Media Studies and Production. Our Boundaries Lecture Series picks up in February with Vanderbilt University professor of history Sara Igo exploring the shifting boundary between our private and public personas, based on her new book The Known Citizen: Exploring the History of Privacy in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2018). In addition to our annual Graduate Fellows Conference in March, CHAT will co-host a conference on Borders, Boundaries, and Walls in collaboration with Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel in April. Look for announcements on the conference programs and other events, including our Professional Development workshops, in the new year.

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and new year. We hope to see you in the spring!

Center for the Humanities at Temple

The Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) fosters innovative research and teaching by faculty and students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at Temple. Located in the middle of a vibrant urban campus, CHAT facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and debate among scholars from different departments and colleges who bring different perspectives to shared intellectual interests. Faculty and students in all schools and colleges at Temple are eligible to participate in the Center’s programs. Throughout the year, it offers research grants and fellowships, operates an ongoing research seminar, mounts public lectures and conferences, brings external distinguished scholars to campus, and forges intellectual partnerships with other regional and international universities. CHAT works to bridge the disciplinary divide between departments and colleges by promoting broad, humanities-based conversations that connect scholars from multiple scholarly fields.

The Center offers a rich and diverse range of activities, including:

  • Visits of distinguished scholars to campus
  • Public lectures and conferences in the humanities for the campus and the community by Temple faculty
  • Research grants to faculty and students
  • A year-long Fellows Seminar
  • Graduate Advanced Fellowship and Associate fellowship programs
  • Professional Development workshops for Graduate Students
  • Programs to strengthen interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate studies in the humanities
  • Contributions to planning and development across the humanities in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Cooperation with national and international humanities institutions

Upcoming Deadlines for Fellowships

Recorded Programs

These are fascinating lectures on a wide range of topics in the humanities with high-quality sound and video. See our growing collection of recorded programs.

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The Weekly Chatter is the essential way to stay abreast of current events, upcoming lectures and conferences and upcoming deadlines for fellowship and group support applications.

Graduate Courses

Center for Humanities courses welcome qualified graduate students from other departments. All are taught by members of Temple's graduate faculty.