Book Chats

Conversations 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 completed publication.

How To…

Practical workshops where humanists discuss how to do the things we do. Each workshop consists of brief comments from three experienced presenters and a longer Q&A session.

Working Groups

Interdisciplinary working groups that foster intellectual exchange and advance research on topics in the humanities (broadly construed) not already addressed by an existing department or program.

Global Collaborations

The Levan Institute aims to foster and facilitate collaborations with scholars and institutions around the globe.

On Writing

Conversations about what it means to write, and be a writer, in academia.

Header image: A Group of Ostriches, 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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