• Audience members at the Humanities Day 2015 Keynote Address
  • Group touring exhibition at Neubauer Collegium at Humanities Day 2015
  • Professor and author Vu Tran presents at Humanities Day 2016

Performances. Tours. Lectures.

Celebrate the humanities with presentations featuring the latest research of our award-winning faculty in the Division of the Humanities. This annual event at the University of Chicago is free and open to the public.

Humanities Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, October 21. Online registration and the full schedule of talks will be available in mid-August.

 

What does humanities scholarship look like?

Humanities Day, an annual tradition at the University of Chicago since 1980, celebrates the humanities with free discussions, tours, performances, and lectures featuring the latest research of our award-winning faculty in the Division of the Humanities.

The programming reflects the variety of academic disciplines and research interests of the Division. Over the course of one day hear lectures on Bollywood or Descartes or Bob Dylan or Shakespeare, listen to one of our renowned composer's latest works, or tour one of our latest exhibitions with the curator.