Humanities at Colby

The study of the humanities offers particular insights into the human condition by training young minds to make intellectual, aesthetic, moral, and spiritual sense of the world, and encouraging all members of an intellectual community to think critically about our connections to the lives of others--past, present and future.

The Humanities Division at Colby encompasses ten departments and one program:  Art, Classics, Creative Writing, East Asian Studies, English, French & Italian, German & Russian, Music, Philosophy, Spanish and Theater & Dance.


Humanities Grants In Support Of Scholarly And Creative Activity

The Humanities Grant Program, which was inaugurated in 1968 with the aid of a Ford Foundation grant and which is now funded by the College. With the exception of those who hold endowed chairs, the Program is open to all continuing members of the faculty (Categories I, II, and III) associated with the departments of Art, Classics, East Asian Studies, English, French & Italian, German & Russian, Music, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Spanish, Theater & Dance, and to members of the library staff who hold faculty appointments. Please click here to apply for a Humanities Grant.

Humanities Alumni
Major: German Studies

Mitchell Bartkiewicz joined Teach For America, then moved to a Knowledge Is Power Program school in Memphis. Three years in, he’s completing a KIPP fellowship and preparing to head up a second KIPP school in Memphis.