Our mission

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.

Letter from the Director

Welcome to the 2017-18 academic year. This will be my second year as our Interim Director, and I am sure I share the sense with others that in these times when the culture wars are so visible and their effects are so much the focus of American media and discourse, our commitment to promoting engaged humanities research feels even more urgent and important.
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What are the humanities?

Learn how ASU humanities scholars define the humanities and about the transdiciplinary work they've done in healthcare, environmental studies, and the digital landscape

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Institute for Humanities Research @ ASU




The IHR offers a variety of programs that support humanities research at ASU.

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