Public Humanities

From its founding, the Center has championed collaboration between scholars and the community.

The Center's public programs have flourished under this commitment: Great World Texts, an annual state-wide partnership linking UW humanities faculty and students with high school teachers; the Public Humanities Exchange (HEX), which supports community-focused projects run by humanities graduate and undergraduate students; and the Public Humanities Fellowship program, a multiyear project generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, creating professional opportunities outside of academia for UW graduate students in the humanities.

Public Humanities Newsletter

For the latest news and opportunities for public humanities here at UW-Madison and beyond, sign up for our informal monthly newsletter by sending a blank email to Reply to the confirmation email and then look forward to receiving the next issue! To contribute any news or opportunities to the newsletter, write directly to the assistant director of public humanities Aaron Fai at