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.
UCHI proud to co-sponsor a virtual conference, co-organized by Françoise Dussart (Department of Anthropology) and Sohyun Park (Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture). May 17, 2021.[Read More]
The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) is proud to announce its incoming class of humanities fellows. This year, we are excited to host two visiting fellows, nine UConn faculty fellows, and four dissertation scholars.[Read More]
A panel discussion featuring Mary Burke (UConn), Malcolm Sen (UMass Amherst), and Jamie Johnson (photographer), on climate crisis and Irish Travellers. April 8, 2021, 4:00pm.[Read More]