Public humanists explain, contextualize, and historicize the human condition.
Public Humanities in Doctoral Education (PHIDE) at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts & Science brings humanities scholarship into the public sphere, where advanced knowledge can substantively inform progress on humanity’s greatest challenges and opportunities. Launched in 2019 with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, PHIDE educates public humanists, engages diverse publics, and trains scholars for the workplace.
Doctoral students from across the humanities are invited to explore connections to the very publics that frame their scholarly endeavors and inform their teaching and research.
Through Doctoral Fellowships, PhD students gain real-life experience translating their scholarship in public contexts while building networks for negotiating a rapidly evolving employment landscape.
Advanced Certificate Programs give PhD students the opportunity to delve into the theory and practice of public engagement.
An innovative curriculum, skills-building workshops and a variety of engaging public events put PHIDE at the forefront of a relevant and growing discipline.
For more information, please visit Public Humanities Initiative in Doctoral Education.