Institute for Humanities Research initiatives are responsive to emerging trends in academia. These initiatives provide opportunities for interdisciplinary conversation and research. 

Desert Humanities Initiative

The Desert Humanities initiative intersects our barren desert home with the humanities issues that arise in such a harsh environment. 

Digital Humanities Initiative

Digital humanities work is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and creative. It weaves new media tools and data and computational sciences with humanities methods, primary materials, and theoretical frames in order to address the complex challenges of 21st-century digital cultures.

Health Humanities Initiative

The Health Humanities initiative seeks to transcend disciplinary and institutional boundaries by bringing academics, clinicians, caregivers and students together to address grand social challenges in areas of health and healthcare.

Environmental Humanities Initiative

Environmental humanists focus on the study of human imagination, perception, behaviors and the relationship of humans to their surrounding environments.