Past Events

Publishing NOW: Viet Thanh Nguyen

On April 10, 2018, UCHI Director Michael P. Lynch interviewed Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Viet Thanh Nguyen for the final event of the 2017-2018 Publishing NOW series ( ). Nguyen was at UConn as part of the UConn Reads program( and kindly found time to swing by UCHI and talk to faculty and […]

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Richard D. Brown founding Director of the Humanities Institute new book

Richard D. Brown, founding Director of the Humanities Institute, New Book “Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War”

Richard Brown, distinguished professor emeritus of history, on Jan. 16, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo) – America’s Ongoing Struggle for Equal Rights – UConn Today  by – Kenneth Best – UConn Communications The ideal of equal rights articulated in the Declaration of Independence was at the core of the founding of the United States on July […]

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TED2017: How to see past your own perspective and find truth.

Michael Lynch Director of the Humanities Institute. Humility means seeing your worldview as open to improvement by the evidence & experience of others. The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. It’s as if we know more but understand less, says philosopher […]

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“Human and Nonhuman Animals: Minds and Morals” May 11-13, 2017 University of Connecticut, Storrs

The Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning (ECOM) Research Group is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a conference on:   “Human and Nonhuman Animals: Minds and Morals” May 11-13, 2017  University of Connecticut, Storrs   The conference will bring together researchers from a number of disciplines working on continuities and discontinuities in […]

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