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​Welcome to the 

Interdisciplinary Humanities
Research Center



​The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC) is to strengthen faculty research and creative activity while also enhancing its integration into the curriculum; support initiatives involving multidisciplinary research teams, both within the university as well as with external partners; and foster intellectual community and public engagement.​


2023-2024 Grant recipients

University of Delaware faculty members receive grants from UD’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC) for the 2023-2024 academic year

Award-winning community engagement

UD Professor Carla Guerrón Montero brings anthropology to daily life so students can thrive

Paul R. Jones Initiative ​

​The Paul R. Jones Initiative​ fosters educational inquiry, interdisciplinary engagement, and critical thinking with and through African American art at the University of Delaware. Founded in conjunction with the gift of the Paul R. Jones Collection, the Initiative supports a broad range of programming intended to strengthen the collection and its interconnectivity with campus life and community. The Initiative supports faculty and student teaching and research related to the collection and curricular outreach related to American art and culture in dialogue with Africa and its diaspora.