Programs

The Whitney Humanities Center is home to a distinguished roster of programs and lecture series. 

Whitney Lectures

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values were established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner, who hoped that these lectures would contribute to the intellectual and moral life of humankind.  Read more

Franke Lectures in the Humanities

The annual Franke Lectures in the Humanities provide up to four public lectures a year, organized in conjunction with an upper-level undergraduate humanities seminar. Read more

Shulman Lectures in Science and the Humanities

The annual Shulman Lecture Series provides up to four visiting lectures a year to be organized in conjunction with an undergraduate seminar course taught on a topic bridging science and the humanities.  Read more

Finzi-Contini Lectures

The Finzi-Contini lectureship was endowed in 1990 by the Honorable Guido Calabresi, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and former Dean of the Yale Law School, and Dr. Paul Calabresi, in memory of their mother, Bianca Maria Finzi-Contini Calabresi.  Read more

Whitney Programs

Franke Visiting Fellows

The presence of Franke Visiting Fellows on campus contributes to the vitality of the Yale community at large while conferring honor on the recipient. The Fellows serve as catalysts for intellectual gatherings at the Whitney Humanities Center, setting their own agendas and presenting their work to the community Read more

Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellows

In 2017-2018, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University celebrates the final year of its Andrew W. Mellon Mid-Career Research Fellowship Program, “Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century.” The Fellowship has been directed toward teachers at four-year liberal arts colleges who received tenure within five years of their appointments as fellows. Read more

Humanities/ Humanity

HUMANITIES/HUMANITY is a program convening small groups working to advance conversation and thought about foundational themes or topics connecting several or many disciplines. Read more

Franke Program in Science and the Humanities

The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities aims to foster communication, mutual understanding, collaborative research and teaching among diverse scientific and humanistic disciplines. Read more

Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism

The Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism (YPSA) invites scholars from across the university—including sociology, political science, law, history, literature, art history, philosophy, religious studies, and psychology—to analyze antisemitism in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarly inquiry. YPSA focuses on both past and present forms of antisemitism. Read more

Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences

The Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences (CHESS) concerns itself with the interplay between history and the present, in the belief that its work will lead to fresh solutions to seemingly intractable contemporary problems. Read more