Welcome to the Humanities Center at Carleton

Student Research Assistantships

Student-Faculty collaboration is a centerpiece of the Humanities Center's programming. We support about a dozen Student Research Assistantships per year; these bring together students and professors who engage in collaborative work that enhances the faculty member’s scholarship while providing mentoring and experience to the student. Learn more.

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities projects are proliferating at Carleton! With support from a Mellon Foundation grant, Carleton will move forward with St. Olaf and Macalester Colleges to give enhanced support and encouragement to this important arena for innovation in humanities scholarship. Learn more.

Faculty Seminars

Intellectual life at Carleton is the most engaged and productive when faculty scholars are debating new ideas that infuse both their teaching and their research. The Humanities Center seeks to encourage these integrative connections through Faculty Research Seminars, a multidisciplinary effort that promotes excellence and innovation in scholarship, and then extends the resulting intellectual excitement to the rest of the campus through a public forum. Learn more.


The Humanities Center seeks to build and maintain connections with other institutions and individuals in Northfield and beyond. We sponsor many events that reach out to the local community, and we are working to build more links with other Humanities organizations. Learn more.