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
How does the evolution of humor shift over time? When does controversial humor become socially acceptable, and when does it cease to be acceptable? Newhouse Center fellow Veronika Fuechtner (Dartmouth College) offers an explanation.
What should we do, think, and feel when artists we love do terrible things? Should work be available for consumption, or should it be “canceled?” Wellesley’s Erich Matthes offers an argument based on his ongoing research.
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.