The Newhouse Center supports all forms of the humanities on campus, including residential fellowships for scholars and artists, faculty collaborations, innovative programming, and outreach to students. The work of our collaborative community demonstrates how the study and practice of humanities actively transforms the world.
Wellesley's Newhouse Center for the Humanities
The Newhouse Center fellows’ community consists of Wellesley faculty on sabbatical, Wellesley summer fellows, three to five scholars and artists from outside the College, and the undergraduate fellows of the Mellon Mays program.
Newhouse Center fellow Mary Kate McGowan (Margaret Clapp '30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of Philosophy) offers accounts of different types of silencing and how they undermine the complex art of communication.
Newhouse Center fellow and WGST professor Elena Creef presents a visual record of a sacred, weeklong Native American Prayer Ride in commemoration of General Custer's defeat at Greasy Grass, aka Little Bighorn, in 1876.