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Institute for the Humanities

Recent News

James Winn, 1947–2019, Inaugural director of the Institute for the Humanities, dies at 71

A scholar of 18th-century British literature, Winn was the institute's inaugural director.

Two U-M faculty receive National Endowment for the Humanities grants

"This funding is crucial to providing humanities access in every state, ensuring that Americans in rural and urban areas alike have access to programs that enrich their lives..." -Stephen Kidd, National Humanities Alliance executive director


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

Our mission is to deepen synergies between the humanities, the arts and other regions of the university, to carry forward the heritage of the humanities, and to bring the voices of the humanities to public life.


We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Institute of Humanities needs you—because the world needs Victors.