Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society

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A Call to Community

"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves." ~ Wendell Berry, The Long Legged House (1969)


About Us

The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society (CCHS) 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.

CCHS is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Bingham Faculty Fellows cohort on the theme of "Stories of Place."