Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities
dean’s message

From the Dean


In challenging times, humanistic inquiry offers comfort, critique, and enlightenment.
humanities in the world

Plato in the Time of Coronavirus


Tableau spoke with Agnes Callard, AB’97, in the early weeks of COVID-19.
humanities in the world

What Literature Can (and Can’t) Do for Us Now


Tableau spoke with Kenneth Warren amid nationwide protests over racial injustice in the spring.
“Mediator” by Julia Phillips. Glazed ceramics, metal structure, granite tiles, slip cast ceramic microphone mesh
new faculty

New Faculty 2020


The Division of the Humanities welcomes ten new faculty members, including nine former Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows.
Charlie Chaplin’s film “Modern Times” examined seismic social and economic shifts.
on campus

Texts Support


Three Humanities Teaching Fellows adapt to remote learning on campus.
Melvin (1929–2019) and Randy Berlin attend the 2019 Berlin Family Lectures.
philanthropy

A Literary Legacy


Berlin gift creates endowed assistant professorship in early modern literature.