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.
Andrew Piper considers how we can use methods like machine-learning to study texts and reflect on the limitations (and affordances) of traditional text analysis. February 1, 2023, 1:00pm. Virtual.[Read More]
Hind Ahmed Zaki situates feminist activism in the context of the Arab spring within broader political struggles over the limits of state’s authority in the aftermath of uprisings. February 8, 2023 3:30pm.[Read More]
We are very excited to welcome Professor Anna Mae Duane as the fourth director of the UConn Humanities Institute.[Read More]