European Humanities

European Humanities covers, within different geographic, linguistic, and disciplinary parameters, the following subjects:

  1. Endemic languages and literatures of continental and Mediterranean-insular Europe west of the Slavic/Hungarian/Albanian speech zone and north of the Pyrenees, plus ancient and medieval Greek but not including Maltese Arabic or any of the languages and literatures of Iberia and its associated islands. “Literature” is defined broadly to include cinema, theatre (other than opera and other largely musical forms), and literary aspects of folklore.
  2. Comparative and general literature and linguistics focusing on the area so defined or written in one of the languages included in #1, above.
  3. Within the same geographic area, humanities (but not social science) aspects of Christianity, Judaism, and ancient “pagan” religions.
  4. Without regard to geographic area, humanities (but not social science) aspects of Religion-in-general (as opposed to aspects of individual religions) and of Christianity-in-general (as opposed to those of Christianity as practiced in particular places) and humanities aspects of “Western” philosophy and of Philosophy-in-general (as opposed to the philosophy of the social and behavioral sciences or the philosophy of science, which latter are not part of European Humanities).

Romance Languages Specialist: Laura Martin

Scandinavian Humanities Specialist: Todd Michelson-Ambelang