Humanities Expedition & Lab

Prepare to Have an Impact!

Group of Graduate students in front of Morgan Library in NYC

The inaugural Humanities Expedition and Lab cohort at the Morgan Library (from left): Sofia Tong (English), Esther Ishimwe (Architecture), Adrian Trust (French and Italian), Abdullah Naveed (Religion), Tom Abi Samra (Near Eastern Studies), Foivos Geralis (Architecture), Lucy Partman *21, Anne-Marie Maman ‘84 (PEC), Massimiliano Dalmasso (History), Bobby Ge (Music Composition), Victoria Chow (Architecture). Photo: James M. Van Wyck

The Humanities Expedition & Lab exposes you to the many ways in which a graduate degree in the humanities and social sciences can have an impact in the academy and beyond, before you even begin your coursework. Hosted by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and GradFUTURES, the program takes place over a week in New York City during the summer, and is part of an ongoing collaboration to support and increase innovation and entrepreneurship in the arts and humanities at Princeton.

Learning Objectives

  • Broaden the way you think about your graduate education and your career
  • Think about how you can have an impact in the academy and beyond
  • Consider the role of interdisciplinary teamwork in solving grand challenges
  • Make connections that will expand the reach and impact of your research
  • Learn directly from graduate alumni/ae and innovators in the field
  • Rethink the boundaries between academia and the rest of the world 

2022 Humanities Expedition & Lab Highlights

2022 Humanities Expedition & Lab Team

Ann Kirschner *78, ENG
Educator, Author, Entrepreneur
Acting President, Hunter College
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Anne-Marie Maman '84
Executive Director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Clio Hall Award Recipient
James M. Van Wyck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
Lucy Partman *21, ART
Founder, Partman Strategies LLC
UAF Alum & GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
Clio Hall Award Recipient
James Van Wyck
“The future of the Ph.D. and of graduate education will see more groups of interdisciplinary teams working on grand challenges, and it is key that we connect with humanities graduate students as they begin their training to facilitate connections that will expand the reach and impact of their research, as well as augment, complement and extend the new knowledge others are creating in other disciplines.” 


James M. Van Wyck, Assistant Dean for Professional Development

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