D-phi is a center for public humanities sponsored by MSU Denver. We create programs designed to reframe our perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and stimulate dialogue about human thought, history,  science, art and culture.

We host roundtable discussions, art exhibits, film screenings,  theatrical performances, and lectures centered on major themes, issues, or questions of abiding human concern. Our events showcase both local and international scholars, artists, and some of the 'greatest minds of our  time.'

We've hosted over 30 unique events for over 5000 individuals, including everything from public performances and talk-backs with Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, to a performance of and discussion on Ben Nichols' alt-rock album based on the novel Blood Meridian, to a Q&A with Noam Chomsky.

Coming up: Film Screenings and Discussions

PITY is a fascinating, nihilistic comedy about an upper class lawyers who, after enduring a family tragedy, develops a perverse dependency upon the compassion of others.  Join the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry’s panel of philosophers and psychologists as they try to decipher what this minimalist film tells us about the relation between happiness and suffering, and more.

November 5th, Screening 2:15pm (500 16th St) 

Discussion- 4:00pm (144 W Colfax Ave)

Why are conspiracy theories so popular in the so-called age of information?  And what do they tell us about knowledge, belief, human nature and society?  Come join D-phi’s expert panel of philosophers, psychologists and social scientists as they help us unpack fascinating questions raised by the timely documentary BEHIND THE CURVE.  


November 6th, Screening 4:00pm (500 16th St) 

Discussion- 6:00pm (144 W Colfax Ave)

These screenings and discussions are made possible by a collaboration with the Denver Film Festival, the Denver Film Society, and the SIE Film Center. Tickets are available at the link below. As always, D-phi will provide tickets to students free of charge! Students should email dphi@msudenver.edu for their free tickets. 

Upcoming Events

See our calendar, or add us on Facebook

Get in Touch

We exist thanks to partnerships

(and your good taste)

Video Archives

All our events are recorded for posterity