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  • Node 9 speaker infront of audience

    Node 9 invites creatives to free workshop

    Daily master classes presented by international artists as well as performances and discussions.

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  • Learning from Bertrand Russell in today’s tumultuous world

    Renowned British academic influenced dozens of different fields of study and remains relevant in today’s turbulent times.

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  • All the world’s a black box

    Film & Theatre Studies students showcase their fourth-year Honours Performance Series.

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  • Faculty Honours Students at Annual Award Ceremony

    The thirty-seventh annual awards ceremony recognizes the hard work and outstanding achievement of students all across the Faculty of Humanities.

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  • Image of ruins in Metaponto, Italy

    Modern technology helps piece together a 2,600-year old city

    Dr. Spencer Pope and his team are piecing together the history of a 2,600-year old Greek settlement using GPS, drones and photogrammetry.

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  • Picture of a mosquito

    McMaster philosopher leads principles on genetic manipulation

    Deliberate modifications to mosquitoes can prevent diseases but ethics and guiding principles for greater transparency are critical.

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  • Photo of Gary Barwin, McMaster's 2017-18 Writer-in-Residence

    Meet McMaster’s 2017-18 Writer-in-Residence

    Gary Barwin is the 2017-18 Mable Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence.

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  • Professor Lorraine York

    Lorraine York inducted as Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

    English and Cultural Studies Professor awarded Canada’s highest academic honour.

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  • Integrated Business and Humanities students meet for the first time

    McMaster welcomes first-ever Integrated Business and Humanities class

    The program aims to bring some of the sharpest minds to McMaster for a four year program with the cohort selected based on academic standing, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, volunteerism, and community engagement.

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  • Image of L.R. Wilson Hall in the autumn.

    New Spaces for the Humanities

    Construction on L.R. Wilson Hall and Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium continue. Find out what these new spaces offer to Humanities students and researchers!

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    Message From the Dean

    Whether you are interested in Humanities because you love to learn about literature, the arts, history, philosophy, linguistics, or languages or because Humanities is an important stepping stone to a successful career in business, law, medicine, art, music, translation, speech pathology or teaching,

    Whether you are looking for the skills that will help you manage in the world we live in, or are looking for the skills to help you imagine how the world could be changed,

    I welcome you to Humanities at McMaster.

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    • Undergraduate Programs


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      Being a critical-thinking humanist in the 21st century means taking leadership, being creative, and a willingness to question everything. Our program gives students the opportunity to explore and discover the academic program that is right for them. While students in Studio Art and Music focus on their subjects right from the start, most of our students build a unique program in their first year that gives them the flexibility to make an informed decision about their academic career path that is right for them.

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    • Graduate Programs


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      We believe that Graduate students are an essential part of a vibrant academic and research atmosphere. Connecting, discovering, leading – Humanities graduate students are prepared for a range of outcomes. Make the right choice for you with Doctoral, Masters, and Graduate Diploma program streams.

      Find out more about our Graduate programs.