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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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Peter Zarrow

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.


Today: Micki McElya Book Presentation, at the UConn Barnes & Noble at Storrs Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m

UConn History Professor Micki McElya presents her new book, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery at the UConn Barnes & Noble at Storrs Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Arlington National Cemetery is America’s most sacred shrine, a destination for four million visitors who each year tour its grounds and […]

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Humility in politics

“Humility In Politics” Event Kicks Off UConn’s Public Discourse Research Project

Humility and vulnerability are no longer values that are rewarded in the political arena, and it’s up to individuals, and their relationships, to begin a sea change that could “trickle up” into political leadership. That was the message Tuesday evening as prominent political figures, journalists, educators, academics and nonprofit leaders came together for a public […]

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