The Humanities Quadrangle is a testament to the enduring quality of great ideas—and great architecture. Designed by James Gamble Rogers BA 1889 in 1932 to house the graduate school, this Yale landmark has been renovated, expanded, and renamed to serve as a new hub for scholarship and teaching in the humanities.
HQ will host the New Haven community in its newly added, state-of-the-art film screening room—which can screen virtually any piece of film the way it was intended to be viewed—and the brand new lecture hall lined with AV technology for classes or public events.
Bringing together fifteen departments and programs once scattered across campus, HQ reflects a deep commitment to keeping vital questions at the heart of intellectual life at Yale. It is also a testimony to the power of community and collaboration.
We have intentionally created HQ as a destination for students, faculty members, scholars, and the public to come together in classrooms and the now housed Whitney Humanities Center around questions of philosophy, language, culture, and tradition, shedding new light on the human condition for decades to come.