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.
All four of this year’s graduate fellows are off to new jobs and postdocs in the fall. Join us in congratulating Erik Freeman, Carol Gray, Drew Johnson, and Anna Ziering![Read More]
A look back at the 2021–2022 year at UCHI: a year of fellowship, innovation, and celebration.[Read More]
Introducing our 2022–2023 class of fellows, including our inaugural Undergraduate Research Fellows, Karen Lau and Rylee Thomas.[Read More]