Humanities Institute

Dr. Pauline Strong, Director of the Humanities Institute

Directors Note: August 2017

Director Pauline Strong recounts HI's 2016-2017 Academic Year

Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Director Pauline Strong recounts HI's 2016-2017 Academic Year

2018 Health & Humanities Pop-Up Institute

Announcing the Humanities Institute "Health and Humanities" Pop-Up Institute

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

The Humanities Institute is excited to announce that it has been granted matching funds from the Office of the Vice President for Research in support of our 2018 Pop-Up Institute "Health and Humanities: Narrative Medicine, Equity and Diversity, and Community Practice."

Controversy & Conversation Screenings, June-November 2017

Announcing New Lineup for the Controversy & Conversation Documentary Film Screening Series

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The Humanities Institute is excited to announce that we have selected, in cooperation with the Austin Public Library, a series of new titles to screen at our Controversy & Conversation documentary film screening series!

Sera Bonds and Cameron Allen, 2017 Community Sabbatical Grant Recipients

Humanities Institute Announces 2017 Community Sabbatical Recipients; Program Provides Flexible Leave Time and Mentorship for Professionals at Central Texas Non-Profits

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the 2017 recipients of the Community Sabbatical program, which provides paid flexible leave time, faculty collaborators, and access to library resources to selected staff members of non-profit organizations (501(c)3’s) in central Texas.

Austin's New Central Public Library

HI Community Sabbatical Grant Helps Shape Austin's New Central Public Library

Mon, Apr 17, 2017

What is the role of central public libraries in the 21st century? Executive Director of the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and former recipient of a 2009-2011 Humanities Institute Community Sabbatical Research Grant, Tim Staley, used his sabbatical term with the Humanities Institute to investigate the resurgence of the new central public library in the United States. Over the last roughly 10-15 years, several new central libraries have been built throughout the country, and Austin’s own new Central Library is expected to open downtown this fall. As Executive Director of the Library Foundation, Mr. Staley has led the fundraising efforts and helped plan for Austin’s new central library.

Anne De Mare

Filmmaker Anne De Mare Speaks at Free (Thinking) Lunch

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

De Mare's film, "The Homestretch" will screen on August 6 as part of the Austin Public Library and Difficult Dialogues "Controversy and Conversation" film series.