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Institute for the Humanities

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Inaugural Art and Activism Lecture features the design team behind UVA's Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

The University of Virginia—designed by Thomas Jefferson and now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site—was built and maintained by 4000 or more enslaved men, women, and children.

Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant RFP

Two to three seed grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded per collaborative team to support proposal development leading up to the Grand Research Challenge application deadline in November 2021.


The Institute for the Humanities acknowledges that the University of Michigan, named for Michigami, the world's largest freshwater system, sits on land stewarded by Niswi Ishkodewan Anishinaabeg--the Three Fires People, who are the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi--along with their neighbors the Seneca, Delaware, Shawnee, and Wyandot nations.

The Institute for the Humanities

We facilitate work that examines humanities traditions broadly across space and time, deepens synergies among the humanities, the arts, and disciplines across the university, and brings the voices of the humanities to public life.

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