Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

The Center is pleased to support humanities-related events at Marquette University. If you have any upcoming humanities-related events you would like to share with us, please contact us at cfah@marquette.edu.

Reception to Welcome Dr. Amina Gautier

Monday, September 25th | 4:30 pm | Eisenberg Room, Sensenbrenner Hall 

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities (CfAH) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2023-2024 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies, Dr. Amina Gautier. Dr. Gautier, Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami, will join the English department at Marquette University in August 2023.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gautier on Monday, September 25th beginning at 4:30 pm in the Eisenberg Room at Sensenbrenner Hall.


Humanities Research Colloquium Events

In Fall 2023, the Humanities Research Colloquium is co-sponsoring a series of panels with the Graduate School and the Center for Data, Ethics, and Society related to the nature, value, and limits of generative Artificial Intelligence. Please save the following dates; more information will be posted soon!

  • Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library
  • Thursday, November 30, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library


Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference 2023

November 8th - 10th | Marquette University

The Sport at the Service of Humanity (SSH) Conference at Marquette is an invitation-only gathering bringing together leaders in athletics, education, business, faith and sport to harness our collective powers to effect positive change in society. 

Sport at the Service of Humanity was launched by His Holiness Pope Francis during the 2016 Global Conference on Faith and Sport at the Vatican. Since then, regional Sport at the Service of Humanity conferences were held in 2017 at Villanova University, 2018 at Loyola Marymount University and 2019 at Georgetown University.  

The 2023 Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference at Marquette will be the fourth to be held in the United States and will feature dynamic speakers, panel discussions and breakout groups focused on building on existing structures to use the collaborative strength of faith and sport for good.  For more information, visit https://www.marquette.edu/president/ssh-conference.php.


Symposium on the Civil War-Era United States in Honor of Jim Marten

March 21st - 22nd | Times and Location TBA | Developed by Dr. Alison Efford

Celebrating the distinguished career of Marquette Professor Emeritus Jim Marten provides an opportunity to gather leading historians of the Civil War–Era United States and explore cutting-edge topics in the field, including the suffering of soldiers and veterans, the history of childhood, and the impact of armed conflict beyond the battlefield. Professor Marten worked at Marquette over three decades, serving as a long-standing chair of the History Department. He supervised ten doctoral students and won Marquette’s Haggerty Award for Excellence in Research. These distinctions recognized his scholarly achievements and professional leadership in the Society for the History of Children and Youth and the Society of Civil War Historians. He has published, edited, and co-edited over twenty books, including The Children’s Civil War and Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans.  

Out of respect for Professor Marten’s achievements and gratitude for his service, nine impressive historians have committed to participating in a symposium in his honor. These scholars are accomplished representatives of different generations. The symposium’s program remains tentative at this time, but each presenter will discuss part of their research that connects to Professor Marten’s work, especially family life, the overlap between soldiering and home fronts, and developments in the northern and western United States.