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Center for the Humanities at Tufts Records

Call Number: UA243

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains videos of public lectures delivered as part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities series, transcripts of said lectures, and PDF exports of Storify collections of tweets sent during the lecture. It also contains videos of two events sponsored by CHAT, flyers and brochures for CHAT events from 2008 through 2016, CHAT office files, and newsletters published by CHAT for academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.


  • circa 2006 -- 2018


Language of Materials

Collection contents are predominantly in English. One lecture and transcript contains French as well as English.


This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University. No further documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, 2016-2018.


The collection is organized in three series: Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities; 2018 accessions; and Newsletters.

Related Materials

Department of English Records, 1906-2016. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.


20.33 Gigabytes

52 Digital Object(s)

.5 Linear Feet


This collection contains the records of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts.

Biographical / Historical

The Center for Humanities at Tufts was established circa 2008, according to citations in the 2008-2009 Factbook, to foster interdisciplinary humanities work in comparative literature, comparative religion, world history, philosophy, anthropology, and the arts, to innovate new research and reflection. The Center hosts public lectures, seminars, conferences and colloquia by visiting artists, writers, and scholars, and brings together faculty, postdoctoral, and dissertation fellows. Fellows participate in a research seminar and attend monthly public events with distinguished visiting scholars.


Further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

This collection is fully processed. Processing of the 2018 accessions and Newsletters was completed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Physical materials were placed in archival folders and boxes where necessary. Digital materials were virus checked, bagged, and ingested to the digital library. A file-level inventory and series-level descriptions were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.
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Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States