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Sharon Harris Annual Book Award: Apply by Feb. 15, 2017

Sharon Harris Annual Book Award UCHI is pleased to announce the Sharon Harris Annual Book Award Award: $2000  For a monograph published by UConn Tenure, Tenure-Track, or In-Residence faculty that best demonstrates scholarly depth and intellectual acuity and highlights the importance of humanities scholarship. Book must have been published between January 2015- January 2017. E-publications, […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows
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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Daniel Hershenzon

-What is your academic background and what is your current position in UCHI/at UConn/Your Home Institution? My first degree, from the University of Tel Aviv, is a double major of Philosophy and History. Before getting this degree , I was studying industrial design. I left the world of design for the university when I realized […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Melanie Meinzer

-What is your academic background and what is your current position in UCHI/at UConn/Your Home Institution? I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department here at UConn, and a 2016-17 Draper Dissertation Fellow at UCHI. I earned my B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and spent two years studying […]

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Get to Know Our Fellows: Four Questions with Dimitris Xygalatas

-What is your academic background and what is your current position in UCHI/at UConn/Your Home Institution? I am an Assistant Professor at UConn’s Anthropology Department and an affiliate of the Cognitive Science Program. Those two areas also reflect my background and training, which is interdisciplinary. I have conducted a combined 4 years of ethnographic fieldwork, but […]

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People

THE PEOPLE’S INAUGURATION

On Friday, January 20th come join the members of the UConn community as we stand up for the values of human rights, justice, and solidarity.  Together, we will mark the inauguration of the next chapter in American history by embodying the kind of community we aspire to be–inclusive, indivisible, equitable, and democratic–and share the words, […]

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Peter Rand, grandson of the artist

Supported by UCHI colloquium funding and a generous gran from the Luce Foundation, eight scholars visited UConn’s Storrs campus on December 1-2, 2016 for an intense, scholarly, and creative writers’ retreat.

Thayer Tolles, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Alexis Boylan [curator of exhibition, UConn Art History professor and Associate Director of the Humanities Institute] and Peter Rand, grandson of the artist. Professor Chris Vials (UConn) at the right and Prof. Emily Burns on the left. Dr. Claudia Pffeifer. Peter Rand, grandson of the artist. The retreat […]

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About the UConn Humanities Institute

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI), founded in 2001, seeks to enhance research and creativity in the humanities, broadly defined. In particular, UCHI promotes the development and productivity of University of Connecticut faculty through its fellowship, seminar, and workshop programs, by bringing outside scholars and authors to Connecticut, and by its support for scholarly conferences and journals.

UCHI promotes student scholarship by the appointment of graduate and undergraduate fellows, and through advanced courses in humanities fields. UCHI also sponsors conferences, symposia, and lectures where the learning of the humanities can inform public issues.

By exploring the full range of humanistic inquiry and methodologies the UCHI calls attention to the many ways that scholarly advances in the humanities enrich general understanding of the human condition.