The Institute for Humanities Research

The humanities play a vital role in society, ensuring the well-being of individuals, communities, and our democratic institutions through a deep understanding of how human beings have shaped their lives, their traditions, customs, and cultures to forge futures that foster human dignity and agency. The Institute for Humanities Research provides a platform for research and conversations about those issues fundamental to us all.

A letter from our directors

Fund your research

The IHR's funding programs promote excellence and innovation in humanities scholarship at Arizona State University. The IHR encourages faculty from humanities disciplines, often in partnership with faculty from other fields, to take advantage of funded research opportunities. To further support faculty in the humanities, the IHR, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has a team of experts to assist faculty in applying for external grants and fellowships.

Participate in our programs

By facilitating collaboration among scholars in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, the IHR's programs expose faculty in many fields to what humanities research is, how it operates and why it's important. These programs bring ASU faculty together with faculty of other disciplines and with scholars across the world.


Recent news

October 2, 2019
Sometimes the best conversations are the ones where all we do is listen. And when it comes to communing with the environment, there’s a lot that can be learned. That’s the idea behind “Dust and...
September 24, 2019
ASU Professor Julian Lim's book, which draws from her own experiences and research to paint a new multiracial picture of the U.S.-Mexico border region, was awarded the 2019 Institute for...
July 1, 2019
The Institute for Humanities Research has awarded six fellowships to humanities scholars to study "Borders and Boundaries" at Arizona State University.
May 23, 2019
Students in the Facing Immigration II course impact the community through artistic expression and storytelling.

Upcoming events

Oct 24 2019 - 10:30am
The Institute for Humanities Research is pleased to announce that it is opening this workshop for observation by anyone interested in scholarly book writing.This workshop, led by William Germano, will focus on how to conceptualize a...
Oct 24 2019 - 3:30pm
Looking for trouble is what we want to teach. Join William Germano and the Institute for Humanities Research at this public lecture.Scholars worry, and that's good news. This talk considers two aspects of the academic life: research and...
Oct 25 2019 - 12:00pm
Since the 18th century, composers have drawn on Shakespeare as a source for operatic composition. Shakespeare means something different to Anglophone audiences now than he did to foreign audiences during most of his operatic life. This talk explores...
Oct 30 2019 - 3:15pm
The following conversations are presented and facilitated by The Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial research cluster and the Institute for Humanities Research.“Reading René Maran's 'Batouala' in a Post-Colonial Context”René Maran...




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