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Center for Public Humanities

Center for Public Humanities

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Explore the spectrum of human culture and experience

The Center for Public Humanities is rooted in Messiah College’s collective devotion to the humanities and the desire to partner with our broader community in meaningful inquiry, conversation, and action. Quite simply, we are students, faculty, and community members discovering what it means to be fully present and dynamic partners in the most important civic, scientific, and cultural conversations and issues of the 21st century.

Housed in Boyer Hall, the Center for Public Humanities advances Ernest L. Boyer's Scholarship of Engagement that celebrates discovery, integration, and the sharing and application of knowledge. We invite you to join us as we deepen our understanding of the humanities through an array of programs and events.

News and Events

The 2015-16 Hoverer Course in the Humanities begins Sept. 1 at Downey School!  The Hoverter course provides tuition-free, college classes to adults, 18 years of age and older, who are either high school graduates or GED recipients. Course participants receive instruction in five humanities disciplines (writing, communication, critical & ethical thinking, American history & civics, and creative arts) from experienced college faculty members.  Books and materials are free and free childcare is provided on site. Click here for more information and application.