The University of Chicago announced the creation of the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society, a landmark initiative aimed at expanding the boundaries of humanistic study. Founded with the aid of a $26.5 million gift from Joseph and Jeanette Neubauer, the Neubauer Collegium will draw leading scholars from around the nation and around the world.
From the University News office:
The Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society will create a destination for outstanding visiting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from around the nation and the world, who will come to collaborate with their peers in Chicago. The Neubauer Collegium will fund research into large-scale questions that require the expertise and perspectives of many disciplines, while pioneering new efforts to share that work with a wider public.
In a separate announcement, Martha Roth, dean of the Division of the Humanities, and Mark Hansen, dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, welcomed the initiative and lauded the generosity of the Neubauers. “The Neubauer Collegium, we believe, will make the University of Chicago a meeting point for humanistic scholarship and the creator of a new, bold, collaborative model of humanistic inquiry.”
David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought, has been appointed the Neubauer Collegium’s founding faculty director.
Read the full story at the University News office website.