Manhattanville Receives NEH Grant to Help Bolster the Humanities

(May 23, 2024)


Manhattanville University has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for “Reinvigorating the Humanities: Developing and Piloting Curriculum for the Interdisciplinary Studies Initiative.”

The project will develop and pilot a curriculum across disciplines that emphasizes the value of the humanities, including English, history, philosophy, art history, legal studies, and global studies in preparing students for an ever-evolving global society and increasingly challenging work landscape. This work is part of Manhattanville University’s larger Interdisciplinary Studies Initiative (ISI) that aims to reimagine how the humanities are taught through academic programs that share a core of three courses focused on important skills for the workplace including data and information literacy, storytelling, problem solving, and ethical decision making. The initial two majors, Social and Criminal Justice and Global Justice and Human Rights are currently active and enrolling students. Future ISI majors include Health Advocacy and Justice, Environmental Justice, and Media Arts.

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