What does it mean to be human?
We turn to the humanities to craft the values that will shape our future, and to guide us as we face the challenges ahead. What will it mean to be human in the face of technological and ecological upheaval? How does art and culture enable us to anticipate trends we want to embrace, and help us to avoid ancient pitfalls?
The mission of the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) is to catalyze, facilitate, and promote research on these questions, and advocate for that research on local and global stages. By hosting annual fellowships to support scholarship at here UConn and across the world, by supporting humanities-focused programming, and by facilitating an interdisciplinary space for scholars to think, collaborate, and create, UCHI serves as a creative laboratory for scholars and students dedicated to foregrounding human values.
Humanities Institute Success
Chosen to be an affiliate partner with the Yale Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. UCHI Director Anna Mae Duane will co-direct a two-year seminar convening an international group of leading scholars of the history of slavery.
This workshop tosses out the unhelpful productivity rules and focuses on the actual ways that different brains work best. Participants will identify their productivity style, understand its unique powers, and make it work even better for them. March 1, 12:00pm, Online.[Read More]
In this talk, Martine Granby will screen excerpts from her current film project Ten Seconds of Sugar, sharing work-in-progress scenes that render her family’s lineage of caretaking professions, nurses, mental health practitioners, and funeral directors as a form of care reformation and the accompanying research. February 28, 12:15pm.[Read More]
Micah Heumann, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, discusses careers prospects for humanities and social science majors—dispelling the myths about these majors being a disadvantage on the job market.[Read More]