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

(De)Centering the World

(De)Centering the World

(De)Centering the World: How communities persist beyond and despite historical or natural setbacks to build hopeful, collective visions for the future.

How might we institute better, more humane and humanistic responses to disasters, whether natural or man-made? How might we engender more productive conversations about the visions and failures of “disaster prevention” and “disaster relief”? The Humanities Institute will address these questions and more as part of its yearlong slate of public events.


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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!