The Oregon State University International Film Festival

Join us in celebrating the Oregon State University International Film Festival, organized and hosted by the School of Language, Culture, and Society in partnership with the Center for Humanities. Founded in 2009, the festival showcases different perspectives in contemporary film making from around the world every year.

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Paul Lawrence Farber Humanities Endowment Fund Lectures

The Paul Lawrence Farber Humanities Endowment Fund, created in memory of Dr. Farber, supports ongoing public lectures on OSU’s Corvallis campus by outstanding visiting scholars in the fields of Intellectual History, the History of Science, and the History of Medicine.

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Each year, the Center sponsors programming that makes humanities research accessible to a wider audience.

For academic year 2023–24, the Center's support will focus on events that engage with Marine and Coastal Studies. If you have a relevant proposal or would like to collaborate, please reach out to Nicole von Germeten at

Cabildos Lecture Series

The goal of this series is to:

  • Listen to Black voices  
  • Foreground cutting edge scholarship
  • Contextualize United States history within the African Diaspora
  • Highlight the links between academic research and activism

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Made by History

Contributions to the Washington Post’s Made by History series made by OSU Humanities Faculty:  

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Annual Sponsored Events 

The Magic Barrel
Organized by a group of Corvallis writers and readers, the Mid-Willamette Valley’s premier literary event is held each fall to raise funds for Linn Benton Food Share. The Center for the Humanities is proud to be a lead sponsor for this event that features writers from around Oregon sharing their work in support of a good cause. This year's event will be held the evening of Friday, November 10, 2023, at LaSells Stewart Center's Austin Auditorium. Stone Soup of Corvallis accepts donations at any time. 

Holocaust Memorial Program
Each year, the memorial week program provides analysis of the Holocaust in its history: the background, course, and the implications. A series of lectures, performances and other events are held throughout the community to honor and learn from the past in order to combat contemporary prejudices of all kinds and to foster respect for the diversity. 


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