Mission

The UC Merced Center for the Humanities is committed to stimulating individual and collaborative research and scholarly work which explores both human experience and human consciousness, as well as the cultural products – art, literature, music, material culture – that record, reflect, and express them. The Center supports the exchange of intellectual and creative ideas and activities among faculty, students, and the broader regional community. We accomplish this through a wide array of forums, from lectures and seminars to exhibits and films. The Center enriches imaginations by deepening explorations of our interconnected lives.