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USC Dornsife: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


The Levan Institute for the Humanities serves as a hub for the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the University of Southern California, connecting faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students across disciplines, departments, programs, and institutes.

Book Chats

Presenting our "Book Chats" series, a monthly conversation celebrating new books by USC scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Each Book Chat event features the author and guests in conversation about a recently published work. >MORE

How To…

An ongoing series of workshops on how to do what we do. >MORE


On Writing

What does it mean to write, and be a writer, in academia? This series brings together writers, at universities and elsewhere, to discuss a practice we share in common, with a focus on process: the mysterious, and at times maddening, mechanism by which we make our work.  >MORE

Working Groups

We support interdisciplinary working groups on topics in the humanities, broadly construed, with the goal of building intellectual community and advancing research. Visit HERE to learn more about the current working groups and how to participate.


New Books by USC Faculty

Congratulations to USC scholars who have recently published books! See a list of books published this year, and please submit your own book for inclusion.

Video Archive

Access recordings of our virtual programming and event series. 


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