The Coit-Phelps Fund was established in 2012, through a generous gift from Susan Napier (Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, International Literary and Cultural Studies, Tufts University) and her husband Stephen Coit (portraitist and former teaching assistant at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University) to support the Center for the Humanities at Tufts in its efforts to create a forum for sustained intellectual vibrancy across the disciplines of the humanities and beyond. With a love of the arts, the donors’ especially intended the Coit-Phelps fund to facilitate the intercultural contribution of the creative imagination. Since 2012, The Center for Humanities has used this fund to advance interdisciplinary work in the humanities through an annual lecture, conference, or symposium. Our lectures usually take place in the early spring. Look for details on our events page.