The Humanities Institute supports new directions in research, pedagogy, training, and public engagement. Our current initiatives include Digital Humanities, Graduate Training, Humanities Teaching and Learning, and Public Engagement.
The Humanities Institute supports the field of Digital Humanities through collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Commons and the library. We are committed to fostering a community of Faculty, Students, and Staff engaged in using technology to define new modes of research, analysis, publication, teaching and learning.
Digital Research Faculty Fellowship
Collaboration with the Graduate Division is a big priority for the Institute. In addition to our graduate fellowships, we support a number of programs that focus on preparing UCSC’s Humanities Graduate Students for their careers, both within academia and the many alternative paths available to individuals with advanced Humanities training.
Humanities Teaching and Learning
Through a partnership with the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) we aim to focus on rethinking how we teach Humanities at UCSC. With the “Teaching and Learning in the Humanities Now” research cluster, we explore what’s distinctive and valuable about a Humanities education and establish ways of realizing that value in today’s classrooms, while equipping our students with expertise that will prepare them to thrive in a world—and a workplace—in constant flux.
We believe strongly that the core subjects of the Humanities should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’re committed to a public mission and strive to engage with the broadest community possible—from first-generation undergraduate students, to local residents, to anyone interested in compelling ideas and making sense of this increasingly complex world.