The Buffalo Humanities Festival’s mission is to foster dialogue, the sharing of ideas, and the enjoyment of the humanities among the public, scholars, and artists. We believe that the understanding of history, culture, literature, arts media, and the diverse traditions of the humanities are an essential part of life and that this greater understanding fosters civic engagement. Each year, the festival draws on our city’s many rich academic traditions and resources to engage the most pressing questions of our time.

This annual event was started in 2014 and is presented by the University at Buffalo’s Humanities Institute in cooperation with Canisius College, Niagara University, and SUNY College at Buffalo as well as the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and Humanities New York.

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