Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Students and researchers in our faculty explore the evolution of human knowledge and societies, how we got to where we are – and where we might be going.

Pursuing a degree in the Humanities & Social Sciences equips students to understand the complex and pressing issues facing our society now and in the past; locally, nationally and internationally.

Read more about:


Dr. Harris Berger, cross-appointed between Memorial’s School of Music and the Department of Folklore, was recently renewed as a tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in ethnomusicology. Read more in the Gazette.

Submissions for the Winter 2024 competition will have been completed during the Winter 2024 semester. Up to three prizes may be awarded and the amount of the prize is $750 if the student wishes to take the prize right away or $1,500 if a student wishes to continue to graduate studies at Memorial. 

Katherine Dibbon is completing her final year of a joint bachelor of arts and bachelor of science (honours) degree, studying political science and chemistry (biological). She is also Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2024 Rhodes scholar. Read more in the Gazette.