Welcome to the Humanities at Brandeis
The Division of Humanities engages the ideas, texts, images, and language cultures that have shaped human experience across time and place. Fostering new approaches to knowledge, and honing students’ abilities to think critically and communicate effectively, our rich course offerings and diverse research initiatives aim to deepen our understanding of the past, enlarge our perceptions of the present, and suggest sustainable paths through the future. As a liberal arts research university with enduring concerns for ethical participation in a complex world, Brandeis honors the humanities as essential to its core commitments. The Division comprises not only the six departments and seven programs affiliated formally with the School of Humanities, but faculty and fields engaged in humanist inquiry across the university.