Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities


The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM) is a home for new experiments in an ancient enterprise.

In collaboration with departments in the humanities and social sciences, IHUM presents a regular roster of team-taught seminars that are open to all graduate students at the University; hosts an annual series of lunch talks, lectures, and interdisciplinary reading groups; and offers a number of fourth-year fellowships for interdisciplinary work in the early stages of the dissertation and a joint Ph.D. upon completion of the program.

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IHUM events experiment in the ways the disciplines can talk together. We invite thinkers from across the intellectual landscape to imagine occasions that reinvent the traditional humanistic questions, while tweaking, transforming, occasionally forsaking the academic conventions of lecture and seminar.

Upcoming Events

Colleen Lye
Value and Solidarity
The Universal & the Particular
Phil Chan
The Opposite of Cancel Culture: Shifting Opera and Ballet for a Multiracial Future
The Universal & the Particular
The Universal and the Particular

2022–2023 Lunchtime Talk Series

What does it mean to think the universal from the particular (in this moment, from our varying locations)?

statues of Socrates and Confucius