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!


A Forum for Scholarship and Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

Located on the tenth floor of Gladfelter Hall, the comfortable quarters serve as a gathering place for scholars from across the disciplines to meet, enjoy social hours and read the latest humanities-oriented journals and periodicals. The Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) was established in 2003 to create an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship and intellectual inquiry in the humanities at Temple University. We work to bridge the disciplinary divide between departments and colleges by promoting broad, humanities-based conversations that connect scholars from multiple scholarly fields.

The Center’s Director works in concert with an Advisory Board of faculty from different departments in the humanities and social sciences. Participation is open to faculty and students in all schools and colleges at Temple University. CHAT’s operations are funded by the College of Liberal Arts. Additional support is provided by the Klein College of Media and Communication, Tyler School of Art, Boyer College of Music and Dance, and the Graduate School. CHAT is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.

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

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.