The key thematic focus for 2013-2015 is the theme, "Senses and Longings." The Thursday Series is the core of the Institute's scholarly program, hosting distinguished guests who examine methodological, analytical, and theoretical issues in the field of history.
The Friday Series consists mostly of informal, panel-style workshops highlighting U-M graduate students. On occasion, events may include lectures, seminars, or other programs presented by visiting scholars.
The Insitute also hosts other historical programming, including lectures, film screenings, author appearances, and similar events aimed at a broader public audience.