The Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment is dedicated to promoting events that increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the humanities. We welcome inquiries about our activities and suggestions for additional projects. In the 2010-2011 academic year, the Center has sponsored a series of lectures by distinguished scholars from around the South Florida area on the topic why the Humanities are important. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the Center will present a series of workshop/discussions on appreciation of areas in the humanities, particularly from a South Florida perspective. These will include paintings, music, architecture, literature, film, and interior design. There will also be a series of formal lectures given by prominent members of the South Florida community and addressing issues relating to the importance of the humanities in our daily lives. Long term goals include lecture and workshop series contextualizing the humanities within broader cultural identities and aimed at both the FIU community and interested individuals across South Florida and beyond. Our overview page contains a list of Center activities, and in some instances has links to recordings of those events. For detailed information on all upcoming activities, please consult the events page.