Arts & Humanities for Insight
Being more human starts with a concerted effort to understand what it means to be human in the first place. Yale students and faculty explore the fullness of the human experience, seeking light and truth in both new and timeless questions. Through the study and critical analysis of the past and present, we influence and advance a greater future—one that will prove to be inclusive to all of humanity. Our schools of architecture, art, drama, and music inspire all of us to beauty and creativity, while nurturing new generations of artists and art lovers. With unrivaled scholarship and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and divinity, we use our human ability as the key to unlock society’s potential.
Collections at Yale
Preservation & Access
Yale’s constellation of museums and libraries is unrivaled. Advances in technology offer a remarkable opportunity to share our collections in new ways.
The Intersection of Hearts & Minds
At the Humanities Quadrangle, known to Yalies as HQ, people come together around philosophy, language, culture, and tradition, shedding new light on the human condition.
David Geffen School of Drama
A Voice for Change
Diversity, equity, and inclusion take center stage at David Geffen School of Drama.
Tamar Szabó Gendler
“We are for research that builds on the past and shapes the future. Yale’s humanities scholars wrestle with enduring questions, deepening understanding and expanding insight.”
More Arts & Humanities for Insight
December 5, 2022
Preserving Access to the World’s Digital Memory
With support from the Alfred P. Sloan and Mellon Foundations, Yale University Library’s EaaSI program is conquering digital obsolescence for future generations of researchers.
December 2, 2022
Endowed Professorship Supports a Philosophy of Transformation
Philosopher and cognitive scientist Laurie Paul, who was named the Millstone Family Professor in 2021, examines how life-altering experiences can shape identity.
December 12, 2022
Tuning Up for the Future
A major renovation project begins at the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.