humanities

  1. May 22, 2024

    Jason Young to lead Institute for the Humanities

    Jason Young has been named director of the Institute for the Humanities. His appointment, which the Board of Regents approved May 16, is effective July 1 and runs through June 30, 2029.

  2. September 7, 2023

    New, expanded roles announced for Arts Initiative leadership

    Provost Laurie McCauley has appointed Mark Clague as interim executive director of the U-M Arts Initiative and expanded Vice Provost Sara Blair’s role to oversee the initiative, reflecting the university’s commitment to arts engagement.

  3. March 21, 2023

    U-M’s Earl Lewis awarded the National Humanities Medal

    Earl Lewis, founding director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Solutions, has been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Joe Biden during a White House ceremony.

  4. March 20, 2023

    U-M’s Earl Lewis to receive National Humanities Medal

    Earl Lewis, founding director of U-M’s Center for Social Solutions, will be awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Joe Biden during a White House ceremony.

  5. February 1, 2022

    Mellon grant designed to help more students transfer to U-M

    LSA, in partnership with Henry Ford College, has announced its Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan program has received $3.4 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  6. March 17, 2021

    U-M awarded $4.8M humanities grant from Mellon Foundation

    U-M received a major grant in humanities from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a multi-institutional digital futures collaborative led by a professor whose research involves digital inequality.

  7. January 13, 2021

    U-M scholars awarded $10M in Mellon Foundation grants

    U-M has been awarded two $5 million grants through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grants, led by professors Stephanie Fryberg and Earl Lewis, will fund projects that focus on addressing racial inequity.

  8. April 12, 2020

    Institute for Humanities names faculty, graduate student fellows

    Eight U-M lecturers and tenure-track faculty members will be summer fellows at the Institute for the Humanities. Eight faculty members and eight graduate students will be fellows during the 2020-21 academic year.

  9. February 24, 2020

    Interdisciplinary humanities program focuses on concept of place

    What makes a place a place? That is the question with which the Great Lakes, Arts, Cultures and Environments program is engaging students.

  10. November 26, 2019

    U-M scholars to explore multilingual Midwest in Sawyer Seminar

    A group of U-M scholars has secured a $225,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore the Midwest as a multicultural, multilingual region shaped by successive waves of international and domestic migrations.