About Humanitas

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

The programme is also run at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).

2013-2014 Podcasts now online

You can now view the 2013-14 Humanitas podcasts on the TORCH website which also hosts an archive of all previous Humanitas podcasts. Please visit the TORCH website here: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/humanitas

Trinity Term Visiting Professors Announced!

World-renowned artist Vik Muniz will deliver a series of stimulating talks in his role as Humanitas Visiting Professor in Contemporary Art.
Mr Muniz will be joined for a symposium titled 'Between the Artist and the Museum' by Michael Govan, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Museums, Galleries and Libraries. Mr Govan is CEO and Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is responsible for turning it into Southern California's dominant cultural organisation. Also visiting Oxford next term are filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and historiographer Professor Lynn Hunt. Ms Reichardt, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Film and Television, will be giving a masterclass and taking part in an 'in conversation' event. Professor Hunt will deliver a series of lectures on 'Dilemmas of History in a Global Age', which will conclude with a roundtable discussion with Professor Lyndal Roper and Professor Elleke Boehmer.

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