Humanities Writ Large is five-year initiative aimed at redefining the role of the humanities in undergraduate education.
We recognize the need for citizens and leaders to be able to obtain knowledge, to analyze it, and to think and act collaboratively in innovative ways to address growing interdisciplinary and global challenges. The humanities are vital to providing the training and skills necessary to understand cultural similarities and differences, to sift through the daily fire hose of incoming information, and to make the imaginative leaps in research, scholarship, business, and policy to address the very many complex issues arising around us in our global world.
Humanities Writ Large has been led since its inception by Srinivas Aravamudan, Professor of English, Romance Studies, and the Program in Literature; President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI); and former Dean of Humanities at Duke University. Effective Spring 2016, Laurent Dubois has assumed project leadership. Dubois is a Professor of Romance Studies and History, a former co-director of the Haiti Lab, and has served on the HWL steering committee since the project began.