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2019-20 Theme: JUSTICE

It is easy to draw Americans into a conversation about "being human" when we focus on love, families, old age, grief, even poverty or educational opportunities. It is especially easy when we aim our support at those people we deem worthy of the label human. It is much more difficult to discuss, much less acknowledge, the humanity of people who have broken the law. Frequently, we fail to grant them the same human emotions and trouble that we, who are not incarcerated, experience. We live in a country of punitive vengeance more than a country of restorative healing and rehabilitation.

The Humanities Center's 2019-2020 themed events will be realized across several platforms, including a guest lecture series, a film series, a podcast series, the presence of the Visiting Scholar, and an anticipated interdisciplinary conference during the spring semester. JUSTICE may easily be the only bipartisan issue in the current decade; addressing it is one way that the TTU Humanities Center can build a bridge between the divided sides in this country, between those working in education and those who consider the academy an insular, troublesome enemy.

Featured Scholar

 Jan 2020 Featured Scholar

Meet our January 2020 Humanities Featured Scholar Dr. Katie Langford. Please visit FEATURED SCHOLAR to learn more about this month's scholar.

Humanities Spotlight: Take a look back at 2019 ALUMNI COLLEGE

2019 Alumni College Fellows

To see photos from 2019's Alumni College, please visit Humanities Spotlight.

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Welcome to the Humanities Center at Texas Tech. The Center's raison d'être is to shift the narrative from any particular discipline or college to the positive and integral humanities "brand." The Center is an umbrella for humanities thinking. It is a neutral space outside departments and colleges. Please browse through our website to learn more about public events, funding opportunities, future plans, and our history.

The humanities are the natural history of culture, and our most private and precious heritage. —Edward O. Wilson


Upcoming Events


JANUARY Happy Hour 2020 


2020 Visiting Fellow

The Humanities Center is pleased to introduce our 2020 Visiting Fellow Ross Forman. Dr. Forman teaches in the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department at the University of Warwick (UK), where he is Associate Professor of Anglophone Nineteenth-century Literature and Culture.

For more information about the 2019 Visiting Fellow, please visit Humanities Spotlight.

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