What does it mean to be human?
The humanities seek to understand the whole human being: our languages, our histories, our art and ideas. The mission of the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) is to promote research on these questions, and to act as a voice for that research on the regional, national and international stage. In hosting annual residential fellowships, offering opportunities for humanities-focused programming, and fostering an interdisciplinary space for scholars to think, collaborate, and create, the Institute serves as a global hub for scholars dedicated to humanist scholarship and activism. UCHI seeks to inspire and support scholars at all levels and across disciplines to take on the critical and public task of humanistic inquiry.
Humanities Institute Success
Awarded a generous grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to help fund The Future of Truth: a multi-disciplinary, engaged research project aimed at investigating what truth is now and if, and how, it will matter in the future.
Establishing and leading, with the help of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the first-ever New England Humanities Consortium, bringing together both ivy-league and state-sponsored institutions.
How do you measure a year on Zoom? Reflecting on the 2020–21 year at UCHI.[Read More]
UCHI is pleased to announce the 2021 Sharon Harris Book Award, which recognizes scholarly depth and intellectual acuity and highlights the importance of humanities scholarship.[Read More]
The study group Subversiones Filosóficas invites you to a virtual talk and Q&A with Gareth Williams. April 23, 2021, 12:30pm.[Read More]