- Center for Public Humanities
Center for Public Humanities
Partnering with patrons, educational and humanities organizations, and governmental agencies, Messiah College is working to endow its Center for Public Humanities. The Center’s mission is to bring academic, civic, and cultural communities together in a collaborative advancement of culture and learning, and to contribute to the college’s intellectual and cultural climate by stimulating debate and exchange on contemporary issues of significance, both on and off campus.To realize its goals, the Center sponsors innovative forms of public humanities outreach through a variety of collaborative programs. Working groups of faculty and student fellows, as well as individual faculty members and students, have opportunities to offer their expertise to the wider community through service, teaching, and public speaking. In addition to off-campus outreach and collaboration with other humanities-based organizations (schools, libraries, museums, regional societies, state councils, colleges and universities), the Center sponsors a variety of public events on campus as a service to the wider community. In fact, the Center for Public Humanities is an enabling agent to bring together various groups interested in humanities-based education, cultural events, and civic issues of contemporary significance.