Public Humanities Collaborative

MSU's Public Humanities Collaborative (PHC) includes over 200 faculty and graduate/undergraduate students from across the University in the creative and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, medicine and life sciences, and communication arts and sciences. The PHC assists faculty and student efforts to engage in public work, enhances public understanding of liberal arts for democracy, and develops better ways to convey the importance and relevance of the arts and humanities in everyday public life. PHC activities include a colloquy series, grants and fellowships, a graduate seminar, and other collaborative projects.

A Few of MSU's Public Humanities Partnerships

  • MSU is a leading state partner working with Imagining America in the development of Imagining Michigan. This effort includes the Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries, the Michigan Council for the Humanities, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and other colleges and universities in Michigan.
  • For over three decades, the Art Education Program in the Department of Art and Art History has sponsored a lab school for art educators. In addition, Saturday Morning Art (SMArt) provides senior MSU art education majors with opportunities to design and teach age-appropriate art lessons to young students.
  • The MSU Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has a strong reputation for collaboratively developed, scholarly based exhibitions and programs that broaden academic attention and general public appreciation of the artistic contributions of minority communities.

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