o Working across disciplines…

CHAT is something many support in theory but few put into practice. This week marks the last CHAT Fellows Seminar, where for the past nine months we engaged in interdisciplinary work. We have much to celebrate, including completed book chapters, finished dissertations, submitted journal articles, and more. The Fellows Seminar brings together faculty and graduate students from the CLA, the Tyler School of Art, the Boyer School of Music and Dance, and the Klein College of Media and Communication. CHAT’s core mission is to make it easier for faculty and graduate students to forge connections and collaborations across various disciplines within the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Much of the work in the seminar is one of transcending boundaries: making research methods and terminology of our own discipline accessible to our colleagues from other disciplines and learning from others how to think about our own project in new ways.


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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Graduate Courses

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