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

Humanities at Large

Beyond its theme-based programming each year, the Wolf Humanities Center collaborates with many partners to showcase events and people making important contributions to our broader 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.