The Levan Institute provides modest grants ($200–$400 for in-person events and $100–$300 for online events) to help co-sponsor public programs and events in the humanities at USC. This includes lectures, conferences, and workshops, but not private meetings. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.

Working Groups

The Levan Institute for the Humanities supports interdisciplinary working groups on topics in the humanities, broadly construed. Proposals for new groups are solicited every spring.

USC Dornsife-EHESS Partnership

A multi-year scholarly cooperation agreement with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS; School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) that aims to build ties between scholars at the two institutions and to support collaborations in research and teaching.

Header image: Cawston Ostrich Farm, California, USC Libraries Special Collections

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3501 Trousdale Parkway
THH 348
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Director: Daniela Bleichmar
Associate Director: Zach Mann
Assistant Director: Isabella Carr

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