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Tadler Center for the Humanities

Welcome to the Tadler Center.

The Tadler Center for the Humanities was founded in 2018 to support interdisciplinary research, writing, and teaching in the humanities. The Center hosts public lectures, seminars, conferences and colloquia by visiting artists, writers, and scholars. It also offers funding for faculty projects, including the annual Tadler fellowship, as well as scholarships for outstanding students of the humanities. The Center's mission is to support engagement with the arts and humanities at the College and in the wider community. By bringing together students, faculty, and visiting scholars, the Center enriches the intellectual life of the college and links humanistic research to the public good.

Imani Perry

Featured Speaker

Dr. Imani Perry – April 21, 2022, 5 p.m. Rose Theater


  • News
    November 2020

    Reverend Irene Monroe spoke to students about slave narratives and the legacy of slavery in America today.

  • Advisory Board Members
    Semahagn Abebe, Assistant Professor    
    Samuel Alexander, Faculty Department Lead, Associate Professor   
    Sara Allen, Professor, Communication   
    Gail Cantor, Chaplin  
    Myoung Joo Chun, Director of Interior Architecture Programs     
    Rocky Gangle, Professor, Philosophy   
    Charlotte Gordon, Distinguished Professor of Humanities
    Mark Herlihy, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Communication, & Humanities     
    Brandi Johnson, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer   
    Rebecca Kenneally, Chair, Performing Arts   
    Rimonda Maroun, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice   
    Elizabeth Matelski, Associate Professor, History   
    Kelsey McNiff, Associate Professor, English/Composition 
    Josie Schoel, 
    Anna Suranyi, Professor, History   
    Gabrielle Watling, Professor, English    
    Todd Wemmer, Associate Professor, Communication   
    Elizabeth Winthrop, Assistant Professor, English  
    William Young, Professor, Philosophy 
  • Past Speaker Events
    October, 2019

    Phil Deloria, leading Native American studies scholar, delivered a lecture on "The American Indian in American Popular Culture,” Dr. Deloria is Professor of History at Harvard University and a past President of the American Studies Association.  He has authored numerous books, including Playing Indian, which traces the tradition of white “Indian play” from the Boston Tea Party to the New Age movement, and Indians in Unexpected Places, which examines the ideologies surrounding Indian people in the early twentieth century and the ways Native Americans challenged them through sports, travel, automobility, film, and musical performance.  His most recent book is Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract.

    February, 2019

    Jill Lepore, staff writer for The New Yorker and Harvard historian, discussed "The Rise and Fall of the Fact" in a lecture at Endicott. Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, and the host of the podcastThe Last ArchiveA prize-winning professor, she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, humanistic inquiry, and American history. Much of her scholarship explores absences and asymmetries in the historical record, with a particular emphasis on the history and technology of evidence. As a wide-ranging and prolific essayist, Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the international bestseller, These Truths: A History of the United States(2018). Her latest book is IF THEN: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future,, longlisted for the National Book Award. She is currently working on a study of the history of attempts to amend the U.S. Constitution.

    February, 2020

    Christine Schutt, renowned author: Over a span of two days, celebrated fiction writer Christine Schutt gave a public reading of her work and visited two creative writing classes at the College.  On February 18, Schutt read "The Duchess of Albany" from her Pure Hollywood and Other Stories (2018) collection, and then took questions from the audience about the story, her writing process, and her career. The following day she visited two of Professor Elizabeth Winthrop's classes—Writing Short Fiction II and Writing the Novel II.  

    In addition to Pure Hollywood, Schutt is the author of two other short story collections: Nightwork and A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer. Her first novel, Florida, was a National Book Award finalist; her second novel, All Souls, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.  A third novel, Prosperous Friends, was noted in The New Yorker as one of the best books of 2012.  Her stories have appeared in NOON, Granta, Harper’s, Oxford American, Fence, and other publications. Schutt has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and New York Foundation of the Arts grant.  She has twice won the O.Henry Short Story Prize, and her stories have been anthologized.
  • Student Scholarships
    The Tadler Center sponsors scholarships for outstanding students in the humanities. For more info, please contact The Office of Financial Aid.