School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

At the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, we explore our diverse heritage, traditions, beliefs and history, and express their relevance through application in every day life. Our faculty’s work appears in scholarly journals as well as mainstream publications such as "The Atlantic, The New York Times" and more, where they help provide context for understanding current events in our changing world. We are proud of our faculty who do not rest at scholarship, but participate in both the local community and the national stage. The faculty prepare students with skills that transcend academia and career choices and solve global questions.

Our school’s commitment to further the extent of our reach is reflected in our Applied Humanities Lab. Building on our tradition of strength in the field of public history, we have applied the tools that facilitate interaction with the public to innovative projects with scholars in religious studies and philosophy. While public history continues to seek collaboration among academia, local cultural organizations and the public, our Applied Humanities Lab extends that collaboration across disciplines within the university and beyond. Students at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies have ample opportunity to engage: from research with faculty, to working with local cultural organizations, to collaborating with students and faculty in a variety of fields, our application of the humanities is one more example of innovation at Arizona State University.