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.
Who first imagined robots? This talk explores how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence were foreshadowed in classical antiquity.
Emma Teng (MIT) examines the conflicted position of Chinese students – disempowered by race yet empowered by class status – under Chinese Exclusion (1882-1943), and the means through which Chinese fought for their rights.
Newhouse Fellow Nazan Bedirhanoglu reflects on the use of symbols and narratives as building blocks of the Kurdish diasporic identity and share insights about her field research on the Kurdish diaspora in the United States.