Welcome from the Director

The Leslie Center for the Humanities is an intellectually lively space and a resource for innovative research. The Humanities Center at Dartmouth College is committed to inclusivity, the study of everyday life and cultures belonging to the world around us without exclusion. We are committed to building an academic future that is connected to social engagement. We are an intellectual home open to the world.


Graziella Parati, Director

The Leslie Center is an intellectual home for faculty and students interested in the humanities and in developing interdisciplinary projects. Such projects can be discussed during our weekly lunches or at special topic meetings that the Center sponsors. Groups interested in medical humanities, Southern Asia, theory, and medieval studies (to name a few) meet regularly and organize special events.

Distinguished visitors such as scholars and writers are often guests of the Center. Recently, Michael Ondaatje, Zadie Smith, Jhumpa Lahiri, Geoffrey Hartham, Marjane Satrapi, and Marlon James gave talks at the Leslie Center and met with students.

We are committed to sponsoring projects and events that cover both western and non-western issues, as well as disability and gender studies. We also welcome visiting scholars who would like to develop projects with Dartmouth faculty.