Celebrating Twenty Years of UCHI
The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute is celebrating twenty years of promoting the humanities, twenty years of fellowship, and twenty years of creativity and innovation. Join us on March 30, 2022 as we welcome our 20th anniversary speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
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.
2019–2020 visiting fellow Joseph Ulatowski reflects on his fellowship year, considers why facts matter, and argues for the importance of Indigenous epistemologies for the future of knowledge.[Read More]
A book discussion group about Audrey Watters’ Teaching Machines (MIT, 2021). February 10 at 3:00pm.[Read More]
Laura Mauldin explores how our society’s “anti-body politic” (a refusal to attend to the fact that we all inhabit unreliable bodies) ensures we have a woefully insufficient care infrastructure. How might we counter this anti-body politic? With a response by Sherie Randolph. February 2, 2022, 4:00pm.[Read More]