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Founded in 1966, Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities is one of the oldest and most distinctive interdisciplinary centers in the nation, spanning disciplines that range from philosophy to music, from history to dance, from comparative literature to landscape architecture. Penn State is one of a handful of universities whose interdisciplinary institute was designed from the outset to bring together innovative work in the arts and humanities—under one roof, across two colleges. The IAH is committed to the project of involving artists and humanists in every kind of discussion and debate about what it means– and what it has meant– to be human.