Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

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New Haven CT  06511

Phone: (203) 432-0670

Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

The Whitney promotes research and scholarly exchange across fields and is especially committed to supporting the activities of faculty and students whose work transcends departmental boundaries.

Since 1981, the Whitney Humanities Center has been housed in what was formerly the Trinity Parish Church House. Yale University acquired the building in 1980 as a gift from John Hay Whitney, BA 1926, MA HON. 1956, and its three floors accommodate an art gallery, conference rooms, seminar spaces, offices, and support facilities, as well as a state-of-the-art lecture hall and auditorium.

Whitney Lectures:
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Franke Lectures in the Humanities
Shulman Lectures in Science and the Humanities
Finzi-Contini Lectures

Whitney Programs:
Franke Visiting Fellows
Andrew W. Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellows
Humanities/Humanity
Franke Program in Science and the Humanities
Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences

Affiliated Programs:
Directed Studies
Film Studies Program
Film Study Center
Humanities Major
Medieval Studies
Renaissance Studies



An interdisciplinary institution that reflects Yale University’s longstanding commitment to the humanities.

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Past Events

School of Rock—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

School of Rock—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
07:00 pm - 05/16/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

The school year ends with SCHOOL OF ROCK, Richard Linklater's 2003 comedy starring Jack Black, Mike White (who also wrote the screenplay), Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove,...

Class Pictures: Student Archivist Screening Night—YFA Treasures

Class Pictures: Student Archivist Screening Night—YFA Treasures
07:00 pm - 05/01/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

The culmination of the course “The Film Archive” in the Yale Film and Media Studies Program, this screening will highlight short films acquired by the Yale Film...

Cinema Futures

Cinema Futures
07:00 pm - 04/10/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

In the documentary CINEMA FUTURES, director Michael Palm looks at the present and future of film and the cinema in the digital era, and the ongoing transition from...

The Aviator—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

The Aviator—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
02:00 pm - 04/08/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Join us for a screening of THE AVIATOR, Martin Scorsese's five-time Oscar-winning look at the life of Hollywood mogul Howard Hughes. "Scorsese has crafted a luxurious...

YFS and FSC present: Isle of Dogs

YFS and FSC present: Isle of Dogs
07:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

We're elated to announce this free screening of Wes Anderson's soon-to-be-released animated film, Isle of Dogs. The screening will be co-hosted by the Yale Film...

The Art of Subtitling

The Art of Subtitling
07:00 pm - 03/28/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

PRESENTED BY BRUCE GOLDSTEIN AND JEROME RUDES. One of the most important parts of film restoration today is also one of the most overlooked: subtitling. Subtitles,...

Antonia's Line—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Antonia's Line—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
02:00 pm - 03/25/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Join us for ANTONIA'S LINE, the "feminist fairy tale" by Marleen Gorris which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 1995. Willeke van Ammelrooy...

An Evening with Norman Weissman—Treasures from the YFA

An Evening with Norman Weissman—Treasures from the YFA
07:00 pm - 02/28/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

For more than four decades, Norman Weissman wrote, directed, and produced works for film and television, including documentary films for the United States Information...

Shadow of a Doubt—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Shadow of a Doubt—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
07:00 pm - 02/27/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

See the psychological thriller Alfred Hitchcock believed to be his finest film. SHADOW OF A DOUBT, starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten, turns 75 this year,...

Yale Collection of Classic Films: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Yale Collection of Classic Films: 50th Anniversary Celebration
07:00 pm - 02/23/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

The Yale Film Study Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the Yale Collection of Classic Films, formerly the John Griggs Collection of Classic...

Native Son: The Restored Film

Native Son: The Restored Film
07:00 pm - 02/22/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

A screening of Native Son: The Restored Film 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress NOTE: screening held at the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street Post-show...

The Emperor Jones—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

The Emperor Jones—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
07:00 pm - 02/14/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Join us for Dudley Murphy's 1933 pre-code classic THE EMPEROR JONES. "Of all Paul Robeson’s eleven starring film performances," says Janus Films, "by far his most...

M—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

M—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
07:00 pm - 01/31/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Join us for a screening of Fritz Lang's first sound film, the classic crime drama M, starring Peter Lorre in what many consider his greatest performance. "It's an...

FREE FILM SCREENING!

FREE FILM SCREENING!
07:00 pm - 01/30/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

The Cooler Bandits, an award winning documentary, follows 4 teenagers who in 1991 made the choice to engage in a series of robberies without considering how the...

Lecture by Professor Rafael Rojas

Lecture by Professor Rafael Rojas
04:00 pm - 01/30/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Rafael Rojas is a distinguished Cuban and Caribbean historian and cultural critic and a prizewinning scholar and writer of Latin American history. He is a faculty...

FIGHT CLUB - Yale at the Movies

FIGHT CLUB - Yale at the Movies
07:00 pm - 01/26/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Join Bass Library and the Yale Film Study Center for FIGHT CLUB, the 1999 film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad...

Lone Star—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Lone Star—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
02:00 pm - 01/21/2018

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

LONE STAR, John Sayles's masterful murder mystery set in rural Texas, screens in 35mm as part of the Treasures from the Yale Film Archive series. In addition to...

AMISTAD—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

AMISTAD—Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
02:00 pm - 12/10/2017

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

Join us for a 20th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg's AMISTAD, based on events that took place in New Haven, with an introduction by historian Joseph Yannielli....

No Man's Land Film Festival - New Haven, CT

No Man's Land Film Festival - New Haven, CT
07:30 pm - 12/08/2017

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

We are going back to college! Yale Outdoors will be hosting a screening of No Man's Land Film Festival in partnership with REI. By highlighting women in adventure...

Bringing a Piece of Damascus to New Haven: An Evening with Hafez

Bringing a Piece of Damascus to New Haven: An Evening with Hafez
05:00 pm - 12/07/2017

At Whitney Humanities Center at Yale

You are cordially invited to a reception at the Whitney Humanities Center's Art Galley with New Haven-based artist and architect, Mohamad Hafez. All proceeds will...

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