News & Announcements


Perspective: The environmental humanist

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

To have Joni Adamson tell it, these are exciting times for the environmental humanities. And she should know: Adamson, a professor in the Department of English and senior scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, was recently awarded a highly sought-after fellowship from the National Humanities Center and is now looking forward to advancing her work in this realm.

Adamson, whose work explores the intersections between literature and the environment from the perspective of environmental justice, has been tapped to receive the Benjamin N. Duke Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation. She is working on a new book that aims to trace the origins of human thinking on climate.

ASU professor sheds new light on citizenship

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

In his in his award-winning book "Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change," Arizona State Universty Professor Charles T. Lee questions our approaches to citizenship and eliciting change in our current democratic system.

New Funding Opportunity: VHI Grants

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

The IHR is pleased to announce a new program to encourage and support collaborations between ASU Humanities faculty and other faculty, artists, or community leaders from outside of the Phoenix area.

ASU tenure-line faculty are encouraged to submit applications to invite a collaborator—a Visiting Humanities Investigator (VHI)—for a micro-residency at ASU. VHI residencies can be anywhere from 2 days to two weeks, and they must facilitate jointly-authored or jointly-led outcomes, including grants, research publications (including articles, chapters, book proposals or full manuscripts), specialized conferences and seminars, creative projects, and programming for the public (including digital programs).

Alondra Nelson Named 2018 IHR Distinguished Lecturer

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:00am
The IHR is honored to announce Alondra Nelson as our 2018 Distinguished Lecturer. Nelson is celebrated for her work exploring the intersections of science, technology, medicine, and inequality.
2017 Transdisciplinary Humanities Book Award Winner

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:00am
The IHR Transdisciplinary Humanities Book Award is presented for a non-fiction work that exemplifies transdisciplinary, socially engaged humanities-based scholarship.
Call for Artists: "Art and Money"

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:15pm
The IHR is seeking entries that addresses the theme of "Art and Money" for a contemporary art exhibition in spring 2017.
HASTAC Names ASU as New Institutional Partner

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 1:15pm
HASTAC has announced Arizona State University as its partner institution after a competitive, nation-wide search.
Seeking Book Award Nominations

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:15am
ASU Faculty are welcome to apply for our 2017 Transdisciplinary Humanities Book Award.
Desert Cities Symposium

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 1:15pm
Join ASU environmental humanists as they grapple with these questions in the heart of a desert metropolis.
IHR 2016 Distinguished Lecturer: Zadie Smith

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:45am
The IHR is partnering with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing to host award winning author Zadie Smith