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
Chosen to be an affiliate partner with the Yale Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. UCHI Director Anna Mae Duane will co-direct a two-year seminar convening an international group of leading scholars of the history of slavery.
Dissertation research scholar David Evans (History) gives a talk on the political struggle surrounding the effort to embed the human right to food into US foreign and domestic policy in the mid-1970s. October 4, 2023, 12:15pm.[Read More]
Draper Dissertation Fellow Kathryn Angelica will discuss how histories of the Civil War have neglected the contributions of African American women within and beyond the United States Sanitary Commission, with a response from Geoffrey Hedges-Knyrim. September 27, 2023, 12:15pm.[Read More]
Richard Brown Dissertation Fellow Xu Peng (LCL) will give a talk on “Reading Caribbean Chineseness: A Literary Migration,” with a response by David Evans. September 20, 2023, 12:15pm.[Read More]