The Leslie Center for the Humanities

Mission Statement


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The Leslie Center for the Humanities advances the study of meaning, purpose, and creativity in the human experience. We support humanities research and projects that engage students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Dartmouth College and beyond.

History of the Leslie Center

The Center was founded in 1999 and named for Alan and Fannie Leslie. Alan Leslie, M.D., was a 1930 graduate of Dartmouth. Fannie Leslie, who held a bachelor's degree from Rice and a master's from Tulane, also had Dartmouth roots; her grandfather, William Fellows Swain, was an 1850 graduate of the College.

Since its inception, the Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities has provided support to the humanities through colloquia, seminars, symposia, and conferences, as well as activities for students, faculty and visitors relating to the humanities.