The IHRC has been an incubator for curriculum innovation and public humanities outreach since its establishment in 2009,
providing seed grants to support interdisciplinary team-teaching as
well as collaborative projects resulting in the establishment of new
undergraduate minors (e.g., Environmental Humanities, Game Studies, the
re-design of the Disability Studies minor), and inter-arts
collaborations resulting in performances and exhibitions as well as
scholarship and K12 outreach.
The IHRC supports:
- creative, intellectually ambitious course development and curriculum
innovations designed to bring cutting-edge research into the classroom
to engage more undergraduates in humanities research and more graduate
students and faculty in interdisciplinary practices;
- multidisciplinary research collaborations and research-related
special events programming that are anchored in but not limited to the
- maintains a strong focus on digital platforms for the dissemination of, and public engagement with, research
- collaborative collections-based research projects that foster public
and digital humanities skills that are in high demand within the
academy and transferable to a broader range of careers involving
humanities research, education, and advocacy.
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to establish the Next Generation Humanities PhD Consortium (Next GenConsortium), a collaborative learning community for the 28 recent NEH Next Generation PhD grant awardees. These universities, all of which are CGS member institutions, seek to strengthen the career preparation of PhD students in the humanities. CGS will provide intellectual leadership to this group and guide their mission to transform the culture of graduate education.
Partners in the Humanities
CGS’s role in this project broadens our network of partners in the humanities community, builds upon earlier work to strengthen graduate education in the humanities, and strengthens our unique relationship with NEH. We invite you to follow the Next Gen Consortium’s activities and to participate in the conversation by using the hashtag #NextGenPhD.