Global Arts and Humanities


The humanities and arts are about creation, connection, reflection and curiosity. Ultimately, they're about how we live and the decisions we make. That's why complex problem-solving starts with an understanding their human and social dimensions.

Focused on the human dimensions of the grand challenges society faces, Ohio State is:

  • Deepening student engagement in the humanities and the arts
  • Building intellectual community and collaboration among the faculty
  • Re-affirming the importance of graduate and post-graduate education in the humanities
  • Preparing the next generation of humanities PhDs for careers beyond the academy.

At the same time, Ohio State is nurturing connections among the many disciplines of the humanities and the arts, promoting an organic flow of ideas in fields as rich and diverse as visual art, film and media art, music, theater, dance, creative writing, languages, culture, race and gender, classics, history, philosophy, religion, literature, and linguistics. All these play a role in how society sees itself and will demonstrably influence how it moves forward.

Program Lead

Lead Dean

Peter Hahn, PhD