The Humanities Institute (HI) supports research and creative engagement with what it means to be human in a constantly changing world. The HI connects university and partner communities in celebrating the best of what the Humanities can accomplish across cultures, time and space.
Stay curious. Our cultures are rich in textured histories, current endeavors, and future possibilities. The Institute fosters academic and public programming that keeps us asking questions and developing our understanding of the past and present to imagine greater futures. And we celebrate the achievements of humanities scholars in our book award and distinguished lecture events. See our Programs, Book Award, and Distinguished Lecture.