News From the Center

National Humanities Center Announces 2022–23 Fellows

The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the appointment of 33 Fellows for the academic year 2022–23. These leading scholars will come to the Center from universities and colleges in 16 U.S. states as well as Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Africa. Chosen from 592 applicants, each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.

New NHC Program Will Help Universities Develop Responsible AI Courses

The National Humanities Center announces a new initiative to bolster college-level curricula for developing responsible artificial intelligence technologies. Supported by a gift from Google, the NHC will partner with faculty from fifteen colleges and universities in the U.S. to create and implement courses to help students comprehend the myriad ways AI technologies are integrated into modern life and to think through the ethical issues involved in developing and deploying them.

National Humanities Center Names Inaugural Leadership Council

The Center welcomes seventeen undergraduates from colleges and universities in eight states for its inaugural National Humanities Leadership Council. These students will receive professional development and mentoring from leading scholars and other humanities professionals in discussion sessions that explore the essential importance of humanistic perspectives in addressing the concerns of contemporary society.

Featured Research: Colonialism

In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are looking at colonialism’s lasting effects, not only on the lives of humans that inhabit a colonized place, but on the indigenous plants and animals with whom they share it.