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The Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities

The UMass Lowell Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities was founded in 2005 with generous support provided by Kerouac Estate Executor John Sampas. Its purpose is to strengthen the interdisciplinary study of American culture by facilitating ties between the fields of English, history, philosophy, cultural studies, art, music, sociology and economics.

The center sponsors a variety of projects and events in the humanities and social sciences. It also serves as the home for the Kerouac Writer-in-Residence program, the Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature, Kerouac Scholarships and the New England Poetry Conference.

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