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Innovation, collaboration, and research across the humanities.


The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Announces Prize for the Best SAGES Capstone Project or Senior Paper in the Humanities.

The inaugural Baker-Nord Center Undergraduate Humanities Prize was awarded to Derek Reinbold for his paper "Gods of Fire on the Parthenon: Helios and Hephaistos in the East Metopes".

Reinbold graduated with undergraduate degrees in art history, international studies and political science.

2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Cleveland Foundation today announced the winners of its 79th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. The 2014 recipients of the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity are:

  • Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, fiction
  • Adrian Matejka, The Big Smoke, poetry
  • Ari Shavit, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, nonfiction
  • Sir Wilson Harris, Lifetime Achievement
  • George Lamming, Lifetime Achievement

For more information: www.anisfield-wolf.org

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Makes Bold Statement to Congress


"Requested by a bipartisan group of legislators and scheduled to be distributed to every member of Congress, it is intended as a rallying cry against the entrenched idea that the humanities and social sciences are luxuries that employment-minded students can ill afford.

People talk about the humanities and social sciences 'as if they are a waste of time,' said Richard H. Brodhead, the president of Duke University and a co-chairman of the commission that produced the report. 'But this facile negativism forgets that many of the country’s most successful and creative people had exactly this kind of education.'” (New York Times)

The full report can be found HERE.

Major Fellowships and Funding Relevant to Faculty in the Humanities and Arts

For complete information, please review our complete list of pending funding opportunities available on our Funding Sources page.

Award Winning Work

The Baker-Nord Center is pleased to share the winning works from our sponsored programming, including this year's Poetry in the Museum contest. Please click HERE to visit out Award Winning Works site.