Robert Newman, National Humanities Center

Department: Humanities Commons

Date and Time: November 3, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Event Location: HG1341

Event Details

Robert NewmanRobert Newman, director of the National Humanities Center, will discuss the goals of the Center, funding opportunities through  the Center, and current directions in humanities research development.

Introduced by Jane O. Newman, former grantee of the National Humanities Center and a current Trustee.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to Angelica Enriquez  for lunch.

Robert D. Newman assumed office as the sixth president and director of the National Humanities Center on July 1, 2015. He was previously Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah where he also served as Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Advisor to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of English. He also has held faculty appointments at the University of South Carolina, where he was Chair of the Department of English, Texas A&M University, and the College of William and Mary.

Since assuming leadership of the National Humanities Center, Dr. Newman’s work has been dedicated to broadening the Center’s scholarly mission, its educational outreach, and on public engagement and national advocacy for the humanities.