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.
How can we present scientific information to the public in an era where increasingly expertise and scientific consensus are dismissed as opinion or fake news? Three eminent experts will discuss this challenge. Free and open to the public
The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce its 2019-20 UConn Faculty Fellowships.
History professor and Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow at UConn’s Humanities Institute Kate Grandjean talks to UConn’s podcast about her new research.
Sponsored by the CLAS Dean's Office, Publishing NOW is a series of talks and conversations with editors from across the field of publishing. Learn how to pitch your ideas, get your book or article out, publicize yourself and your work, and adjust to the changing landscape of publishing.
Bi-monthly, UCHI interviews a member of the UConn faculty or staff who offers a recommendation of a book, film, piece of music, podcast, or other inspiring work in the humanities that should be consumed far and wide.
Humanities Institute Success
Awarded the largest single-PI research grant ($6 million) in the humanities by the John Templeton Foundation for Humility and Conviction in Public Life: a project aimed at understanding and revitalizing meaningful public discourse in democracy.
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.
Tripling applications to its fellowship program, resulting in fellowships for PEN-Faulkner and National Book Award winning writers and scholars.