The Humanities Institute


Founded in 1986, the Humanities Institute presents a thematic program each semester on a topic related to the humanities. As part of Scripps’ tradition of interdisciplinary education, this program includes lectures, conferences, exhibitions, performances, and film series bringing prominent and younger cutting-edge scholars to campus.

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Latest Program

World at Our Doorsteps: Immigration and Deportation in Los Angeles

World at Our Doorsteps: Immigration and Deportation in Los Angeles

In response to issues raised by current immigration policies, ongoing ICE deportation raids, and threats of mass detainment and deportation (based on the politics and practices of exclusion), Scripps Humanities Institute will apply the lenses of sociology, legal rights, immigrant culture, artistic expression and community activism to examine current immigrant realities in our locale, Los Angeles.  What can be understood and what is to be done?  We aim to interact with and learn from people who make a difference.

Upcoming Event

Revisit this Program

The current series of programming is over for now, but please check back next semester for more information — or learn more about our recent public events by reviewing the full list of events!