Read the BrandeisNOW article reviewing the scholarship fund and chair honoring President Jehuda Reinharz's commitment to aid and the Mandel Center for the Humanities. Read it here.

The Boston Globe featured the Mandel Center for the Humanities in the Nov. 8 story, "Colleges Aim to Revive the Humanities." Read it here.

Vision and Mission

Photo of Mandel Center for the Humanities exteriorThe mission of the MCH is to broaden and deepen our students’ knowledge, their thinking, and their study, and to enrich and deepen humanities scholarship across multiple disciplines. The Center brings together people from different communities (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and visitors) and different fields of inquiry (languages, literature, philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, the arts).

By sponsoring or facilitating new interdisciplinary courses, lectures, seminars, films, conferences, and other events, the Center explores major themes of human experience. Through their participation in the MCH, Brandeis students and faculty from all parts of campus become more informed, engaged and humane citizens of the world.

The programs at the MCH are made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; from private donations made to Brandeis to match this grant; and from a private gift from the Mandel Foundation. For more about the Mandel Foundation, click on "Donors" to the left of your screen.