Welcome to the CfAH! 

What does it mean to be human? What constitutes a life well lived? How can we use our capacities for thought and freedom to make things better? Our student and faculty programs seek to address these perennial questions. We hope you’ll join us by embarking on the journey of self-discovery and growth that only the humanities can offer.   


Announcements and Upcoming Events

Thinking About a Grant?

Register for a training event with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. For a full list of upcoming events see here.

Big Questions at the Intersection of Bioscience and Religion

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Marquette University and Viterbo University are co-hosting a seminar series, "Big Questions at the Intersection of Bioscience and Religion." This series is comprised of four interdisciplinary sessions, each focused on a specific question about the human being and modeling dialogue between bioscientific and religious perspectives. Our focus questions revolve around the questions of human origin, its essence, its fatedness, and its uniqueness. 

Our next upcoming session, to be hosted at Marquette on April 14th from 5:30-7:30pm, will focus on the question "What does it mean to be fully human from a theological and biological perspective?". Flyer coming soon with more information.

Changing the Story: The Story Fellow Program

Marquette's Center for the Advancement of the Humanities in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for 21st Century Studies is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the President's and Chancellor's Challenge Award for our humanities-guided storying in partnership with community groups affected by poverty across Milwaukee. Challenge funds will support student stipends for this program that will be embedded in curriculum in an ongoing way on both campuses.

For more information see here.


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"Memoir and History: Why Writing Your Life Isn't Personal" ​with Dr. Patricia Hampl

This discussion with Dr. Patricia Hampl, a well-known memoirist and Regents' Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota will delve into her latest work, The Art of the Wasted Day. Join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 5pm for this enriching discussion.

"The Short End of the Sonnenallee" with Thomas Brussig and Jonathan Franzen

Join us on April 13th to discuss this classic German novel, appearing for the first time in English with author Thomas Brussig and translator Jonathan Franzen.

Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award

The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) awards the Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award annually to honor and recognize a woman faculty member who has excelled in her research, teaching, and service to Marquette and to the community, and who has mentored students and other faculty. A woman Associate Professor or Professor will be eligible for this award. Nominees need to be employed full-time and have given at least 7 years of service to Marquette. 

To nominate an eligible colleague, please respond to the following questions attached in the flyer below. Please return this form along with the nominee’s CV to andrew.kim@marquette.edu no later than March 1st, 2023. Nominations will be held in strictest confidence. 

Nora Finnigan Werra Achievement Award