Featured Centers

Centers in the Arts and Sciences bring together multidisciplinary, collaborative and teams of leading experts to engage in culturally rich scholarly activities, research and creative endeavors on campus and in the community. 


The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is a collaborative think space, a place to make, create, imagine and above all connect, with its research centered on the use and integration of emerging arts technologies.

Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise

The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise educates and prepares students for successful careers in the arts and related entrepreneurial fields. The Center advances and increases students’ understandings of the business side of the arts and the worlds of arts management, policy, and culture by focusing on the entrepreneurial aspects of the arts.

Center for Historical Research

The Center for Historical Research provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world.  Each year it brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective.

Center for the Study of Religion

The Center for the Study of Religion emphasizes the dynamic aspects of religious systems and the importance of studying them within carefully nuanced understandings of the larger social and cultural contexts in which they exist.

Center for Folklore Studies

The Center for Folklore Studies supports the learning, teaching, research, and outreach of folklorists and students of folklore.

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

With over 150 affiliated professors in more than 20 departments, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies promotes interdisciplinary scholarship that crosses traditional historical and geographical boundaries.

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing

The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing is an interdisciplinary support and research unit in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is committed to fostering excellence among writers and teachers of writing at Ohio State.

Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies

The Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies is the only comprehensive research facility for the study of Greek and Latin inscriptions and manuscripts in the U.S. Its purpose is to foster the study of inscriptions and manuscripts and promote research opportunities for those interested in these primary sources of information for the ancient and mediaeval world.

Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures brings together scholars and experts from across the university and around the world to increase understanding of diverse cultures, expand competence in foreign languages and investigate the impact and creative potential contained in established and emerging media technologies.

Melton Center for Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University comprises one of the largest and most diverse programs in the country, offering an impressive selection of courses, a multidisciplinary faculty and a wide range of events.

Center for Slavic and East European Studies

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Baltics, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Russia.