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October 25, 2016. Deva Woodly, The Public Discourse Project seminar series

Deva Woodly Date: 10/25. Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Location: Babbidge Library 4th floor room   4/209 meeting. The Pragmatism of Social Movements We often think of Social Movements as ideal enterprises; activities undertaken by passionate idealists who eschew the corruption of the status quo for the purity of an imagined better world. While the passion […]

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October 18, Peter Zarrow: UConn Political Theory Workshop

Peter Zarrow 10/18 Babbidge Library, 4th Floor, Room 4/209 From Trotskyism to Proletarian Democracy: China, 1930s This paper explores the trajectory of the political thought of Chen Duxiu (1879-1942) through the 1930s.  Chen’s ideas changed dramatically over his lifetime but a utopian vision of true democracy was central to his thought.  He is best known […]

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Blog: UConn Early Modern Studies Working Group

Prof. Kenneth Gouwens (UConn History) writing about his research trip to the Folger Shakespeare LibraryIt’s always a rich opportunity to visit the Folger. At the peak of the August heat wave, I spent the two days in air-conditioned comfort working through rare books that I’d identified on an earlier trip as meriting more attention. Seated […]

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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.

The application deadline from scholars for the Faculty Residential Fellowship program is January 15. Application materials can be found on the Faculty Residential Fellowships page.


Junior Faculty Forum, “Getting It Done: Strategies for Writing and Productivity”

“Getting It Done: Strategies for Writing and Productivity” Monday, November 14, 12:30 to 1:30 pm UConn Humanities Institute, Homer Babbidge Library, Fourth Floor The Junior Faculty Forum welcomes its members to our Fall 2016 professionalization event: a panel on finding the time, and the strategies, to continue research and writing amid the many obligations academics […]

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October 31, ‘Reading Tyndale’s Obedience in Whole and in Part’ by Clare Costley King’oo

Early Modern Works in Progress Discussion: English, University of Connecticut Monday, Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m., Humanities Institute, Fourth Floor, Babbidge Library UConn English Associate Professor Clare Costley King’oo is co-editing a scholarly edition of William Tyndale’s Obedience of a Christian Man (1528) with Susan Felch of Calvin College. They are putting the edition together as part of the Tyndale Project, […]

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