Centers for 21st-Century Inquiry

By helping students and professors to think and act beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines, the College's CENTERS FOR 21ST CENTURY INQUIRY are at the forefront of a new movement in higher education. The Centers seek to broaden understanding of important topics in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

These interdisciplinary centers consolidate Bryn Mawr resources to facilitate independent projects such as internships or field study. They encourage innovation and collaboration, sponsoring visiting scholars, exhibitions and public discussions that create links between the College and the world around it.

The Center for International Studies provides a forum in which scholars from different backgrounds come together to define and research global issues. The Center also supports collaborative, cross-disciplinary research between professors and students with the goal of preparing students for work in an increasingly interdependent global society.

The Center for Science in Society engages scientists, academics and other informed members of the political and scientific communities in conversations that are essential to continuing explorations of the natural world and humanity's place in it.

The Center for the Social Sciences was established in 2006 to respond to the need for stronger linkages and cooperation among the social sciences at Bryn Mawr College. Uniting all the social sciences under an inclusive umbrella, the Center provides opportunities for consideration of broad substantive foci within the fundamentally comparative nature of the social science disciplines, while training different disciplinary lenses on a variety of issues.

The Center for Visual Culture builds upon Bryn Mawr's tradition as a leader in art history and archaeology studies by exploring the world of newer forms of media, from the invention of photography to the implications of interactive digital media.