Mission

The North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium (NEPH) fosters public projects  animated by humanistic inquiry in support of art, culture, history, and education  for a more democratic society.  Linking eleven diverse institutions across the  region (Bard Graduate Center, Brown, Columbia, CUNYGrad Center, Harvard, Lehigh, New York University, Rutgers—Newark, University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts University, University of Delaware and Yale), the consortium provides opportunities for faculty, students, professionals, and community members to build partnerships and enhance the relationship between liberal arts and the public through public humanities practices such as historic preservation, oral history, material culture, curation and exhibition, documentary work, digital humanities, public art, cultural heritage, and more.  Institutional members of the consortium are committed to mutually engaged cooperation toward the following ends:

The consortium provides an innovative structure for sharing ideas, determining best practices, and strategizing funding and resources. NEPH aims to serve as a powerful advocate for the importance of public humanities both within our institutions and across the region.