An exciting new initiative at Marquette University, the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities seeks to both enhance and promote the humanistic enterprise central to a Jesuit University. Founded in 2018, the Center has ambitious plans for developing a Fellows Program, enrich humanities research and pedagogy, develop interdisciplinary connections, and engage the public in discussions that are humanistically inspired.

Vision Statement

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities is committed to developing, enhancing, and disseminating new approaches to the humanities, going beyond traditional boundaries in emphasizing collaboration and interdisciplinary across Marquette University and the community. It seeks to infuse the knowledge generated and methods developed in the humanities throughout the University, local, national, and international communities in ways consistent with Marquette University’s commitment to human well-being.

Mission Statement

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities is committed to the pursuit of humanistically informed knowledge for human well-being. It pursues this aim through its support of teaching and research in humanities that is forward looking in seeking new approaches to traditional humanistic disciplines, developing faculty and student affinity groups across disciplinary boundaries, and making this knowledge known both professionally and through public engagement. By sponsoring faculty and student research, interdisciplinary conferences, internationally known speakers, community projects, and public events, the Center intends to be at the forefront of debates that require humanistic knowledge to enhance the common good of society in support of the Ignatian ideal of being for and with others.