Addressing vital questions that shape our world.

Named in honor of one of the university's most beloved Professors of History, the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH) leads and supports an array of initiatives aimed at broadening and deepening humanistic inquiry not only within the University of Memphis community but in the city of Memphis and the wider Mid-South region.

MOCH-sponsored programming includes large public lectures featuring prominent and provocative thinkers from institutions across the nation and the globe, academic fellowships for UM faculty and graduate students, and intimate workshops for faculty and students to discuss and share their work in progress.

MOCH is active in partnering with UM departments and student groups, as well as other area institutions of higher education, community organizations, and humanities councils in working to advance our common commitment to critical thought, intellectual and ethical reflection, and personal expression.

Join us!

-Donal Harris, Director


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