The humanities allow us to linger with that which is most difficult, leading us to value complexity and develop creative, critical responses to the worlds we know, as well as those we can only imagine.

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The Center for the Humanities promotes the cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and public humanities across and beyond the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We support traditional and new forms of inquiry in the humanities and engage the public through partnerships that broaden the ways that knowledge circulates.

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Year in Review

Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, the Center brought a wide-ranging array of public intellectuals to Madison, and brought together people from across the university and beyond.