Explore the Heart of the Human Experience
Studying the humanities involves thinking about philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history, and language. Stanford Humanities Circle students participate in weekly sessions with instructors and peers and dive into big questions about morality, global connections, and the impact on contemporary society.
Middle and High School Engagement
Stanford Humanities Circle sessions are for students currently in Grades 6–8 and Grades 9–12.
Each dynamic session incorporates lectures, discussions, and other interactive activities.
Stanford Humanities Circle helps connect researchers, writers, and thinkers in the Bay Area with the local community.
Participants learn directly from local experienced lecturers, researchers, postdoctoral scholars and pre-collegiate educators.
Every quarter, Stanford Humanities Circle focuses on a theme in the humanities, and dives into deep inquiry in discussion-based, seminar-style sessions. Previous quarters focused on ethics, the art of the essay, poetry, and the arts. Explore your passions for writing, speaking, and thinking critically through the Stanford Humanities Circle. Financial Aid is available.
Go far beyond a middle school curriculum by diving into texts and big ideas that drive the humanities. Pose questions and discuss ideas that excite you with instructors and peers. What is the nature of art? What is evil?
Learn from expert instructors who may guide you on a journey deep into overlapping disciplines, exploring the essence of specific fields while thinking in interdisciplinary ways about the past and the present.
I discovered how vast the universe of philosophical questions really is!
Stanford Humanities Circle Participant