Humanities Institute

Initiatives

The Humanities Institute, in addition to supporting interdisciplinary research projects across campus, is currently focusing on two research initiatives, one in the public humanities and one in the health humanities

Our ongoing work in the public humanities includes support for community research through our Community Sabbatical Research Leave program. This grant enables directors and staff members of Central Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to apply to the University for paid flexible leave in order to pursue a question or problem related to their respective organizations and their organizations' constituencies. In addition to supporting community research, HI hosts and co-sponsors several community programs, primarily in partnership with the Austin Public Library.

Our research initiatives in the health humanites began as part of a two-year inquiry into "Health, Well-Being, Healing," the theme around which we organized our 2016-2018 Faculty Fellows seminar and Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series. Following our 2016-18 inquiry, HI has continued to foster interdisciplinary research in the health humanities through exciting new programs and events, both on and off campus, as a more permanent part of its operations. For more information, see our Health & Humanities page and programs


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    University of Texas at Austin
    Office Address: SAC 4.138
    Mailcode F1900
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-9056