The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University

The Institute for Humanities Research supports scholarship exploring human thought, expression and experience, and addressing many of the central challenges facing all of us. ASU humanities scholars of culture, language, literature, the arts, film, media, history, philosophy and religion work within their disciplines and in collaboration with scientists, social scientists, artists and others to advance research that makes a difference in the world.

Fund your next research project

The IHR encourages faculty from humanities disciplines, often in partnership with faculty from other fields, to take advantage of funded research opportunities. A variety of funding opportunities are offered by the IHR to support humanities research and galvanize collaboration among faculty.

Advance your research with collaboration

The IHR's various programs support research that addresses or explores significant social challenges in the past, present, and future, employing humanities or transdiciplinary methodologies. The programs encourage collaborative research, bringing humanities scholars from around the world together.
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Upcoming events

A Radical Truth for Everyone: Reckoning and Reconnecting

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:30pm



Radical Dharma refers to “Complete Truth.” It’s an invitation for us to...

What Does it Mean to Be a Radical Feminist in a Colonialist, Militaristic, Capitalistic Settler State, That Is, the United States? a talk by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international indigenous movement for more than four decades and helped to found one of the prominent early radical feminist groups of the late 1960s—Cell 16. An author and activist, she has written 10...

Recent news

ASU professor sheds new light on citizenship
October 4, 2017

In his in his award-winning book "Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change," Arizona State Universty Professor Charles T. Lee questions our approaches to citizenship and eliciting change in our current democratic system.

New Funding Opportunity: VHI Grants
August 22, 2017

The IHR is pleased to announce a new program to encourage and support collaborations between ASU Humanities faculty and other faculty, artists, or community leaders from outside of the Phoenix area.



Who we are and what we do

The Institute for Humanities Research generates and supports complex, transdisciplinary, collaborative, and socially engaged humanities scholarship that contributes to the analysis and resolution of the world’s many challenges. IHR scholars work in such areas as sustainability, security, immigration, health, and urbanism, and utilize historical, philosophical, critical and creative perspectives to achieve a deeper understanding of their causes, effects, and cultural meanings.
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Support humanities research

An investment in the IHR will open exciting, new avenues of humanities research. Gifts from donors give faculty a competitive advantage when they seek additional federal, state, and foundation funding. As a result, this generous support, along with the IHR's funding, enables scholars to multiply their research resources—and multiply their impact.
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The IHR offers a variety of programs that support humanities research at ASU.

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Start your next humanities research project with support from the IHR.

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