The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society

Mission statement

Established in academic year 1997-98, the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is charged with enhancing humanistic scholarship, research, creative activity, teaching, and public awareness at the University of Louisville, in the Louisville metropolitan area and, in collaboration with other universities, colleges, and humanities organizations, throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To this end, the Center offers a variety of programs, some focused internally on faculty research, but many designed to appeal to the public and to help make the University a cultural center for the city and the Commonwealth. Within its means, the Center also offers support in funding, publicity, networking, and other forms for humanities-oriented projects undertaken by departments, programs, faculty working groups, and community groups with related missions. It especially encourages interdisciplinary work and collaboration among individuals, among existing units within the university, and between U of L and other institutions--not only other colleges and universities, but also public schools, museums, arts groups, and other humanities organizations.

 

Dr. Aaron Jaffe, Director
Tracy Heightchew, Program Coordinator
318 Bingham Humanities Buildings
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502.852.8977
Fax: 502.852.0078 - Attn: Aaron Jaffe/Tracy Heightchew
or click here to e-mail the Commonwealth Center staff