Initiatives

The IHR supports and encourages initiatives promoting cross-disciplinary research that examines essential and timely topics.

Drawing on the talents and energies of ASU scholars from across the university, the IHR supports and encourages initiatives promoting cross-disciplinary research that examines essential and timely topics. The work of IHR scholars advances humanistic knowledge, methodologies and skills that are central to the analysis and resolution of the world’s many challenges. Current initiatives include Health Humanities, Humane Cities, and Digital Humanities.

Digital Humanities

The Nexus Digital Research Co-op aims to grow the digital humanities alongisde interdisciplinary collaborations that bring together humanities, science and technology. 

Humane Cities

The Humane Cities Initiative seeks to make ASU a hub for innovative, transdisciplinary research focusing on cities that are created by and for humans.

Health Humanities

Health Humanities is a new and growing interdisciplinary area committed to bringing the insights of humanities disciplines to healthcare research, training, and policy-making. 

Previous Initiatives

In its 11 years of existence, the IHR has covered a wide range of research topics, from gender to migration to food justice.