College Hall, French Recitation Room, c.1885. Image courtesy of the University Archives and Records Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Humanities at Large

The collaborative Humanities at Large programs are collaborations that go beyond the Wolf Humanities Center’s annual topic, showcasing events and people on campus and off who are making important contributions to our understanding of culture. One such effort is the Center's partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival, which began in 2012 with Penn Provost Ezekial Emanuel speaking on The Ethics of American Health Care. Other collaborations have featured the award-winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the premiere of the comic opera Biennale at Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation, and HAIKU, an international conference on the role of the humanities within the creative research university.