Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College was established by a generous gift from Susan and Donald Newhouse in 2004 to promote innovative, imaginative and influential research in the humanities, broadly defined. Located on the second floor of Green Hall, the Newhouse Center hosts ten to twelve resident fellows each year—post-doctoral fellows, Wellesley faculty members on leave, and visiting scholars from other institutions. A vibrant place for the Wellesley College humanities community and visiting scholars, artists, and performers to come together, the Newhouse creates opportunities for intellectual risk-taking and the lively exchange of ideas.

The Center generates an exciting and diverse array of programming and performances for the benefit of the community at large, including the Mary J. Cornille Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, the Newhouse Distinguished Writers Series, the Elizabeth Jordan Lecture and Colloquium, and more. In particular, the Newhouse Center supports the integration of the humanities and the arts and coordinates programs and activities with the Davis Museum and Cultural Center and with the performing arts.