Welcome

The Humanities Collaboratory is a bold investment by the university in collaborative, multi-generational, inclusive and transformational humanities scholarship that engages compelling questions for the academy and the world beyond. Born in the Office of the Provost, housed in LSA, and located in the Hatcher Graduate Library, the Humanities Collaboratory is building permanent research development infrastructure to support humanities research at the University of Michigan. We are also working to develop tools for assessment and we are continuing to give 5×5 and Proposal Development grants to support innovative and ambitious forms of humanities scholarship. Our mission is to give humanists access to significant resources to enable new kinds of work on the remarkable diversity of human experience across the globe.

… work in the humanities is critical to living in a world that’s increasingly interdependent and complex and often mysterious.”

—Sara Blair, Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Projects

Praise for Being Human During COVID (2021):

“Highly recommended… Instructors in many disciplines, but particularly those interested in digital humanities, may want to use selections from the book in their classes. General readers may find comfort and inspiration in these authors’ varied responses to the global pandemic.”

— Review in Choice vol. 59, no.10 (June 2022), by A. White, Grand Valley State University

News

  • Apply for Collaboratory 5×5 Grants

    Apply for Collaboratory 5×5 Grants


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    The Collaboratory is excited to continue funding 5×5 Incubator Grants in its new phase, and we are currently accepting applications. The 5×5 Incubator Grants are intended to encourage faculty and research specialists from a variety of fields to organize around a theme or topic of shared interest, an approach to work in the humanities, an experimental form of dissemination,……

  • Project Reflections — Expanding the Reach of Global Feminism with Professor Abigail Stewart

    Project Reflections — Expanding the Reach of Global Feminism with Professor Abigail Stewart


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    We reached out to Abigail Stewart, Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, to discuss her work on the Expanding the Reach of the Global Feminisms Oral History Archive project grant. Read below about her experiences working on this team and with the Collaboratory. “Working on the various stages of the……

  • Bringing Indigenous Knowledge to Campus


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    As part of their work to reframe and to activate the Philippine Collections at the University of Michigan with Indigenous knowledge the ReConnect/ReCollect team held a workshop with Indigenous Philippine artists in May. The visiting culture bearers were Cathy Ekid Domigyay, a Bontoc textile artist and weaver; Johnny Bangao, Jr. a Kankana-ey basket weaver; and Ammin Achaur,……

I’m very excited to have that commitment from my own institution, from the University of Michigan, to do humanities research in a collaborative format.”

— Johannes von Moltke, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Professor of Film, Television and Media

5×5 Incubator Grants

  • Apply for Collaboratory 5×5 Grants

    Apply for Collaboratory 5×5 Grants


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    The Collaboratory is excited to continue funding 5×5 Incubator Grants in its new phase, and we are currently accepting applications. The 5×5 Incubator Grants are intended to encourage faculty and research specialists from a variety of fields to organize around a theme or topic of shared interest, an approach to work in the humanities, an experimental form of dissemination,……

  • Narrative Cartographies of Migration

    Narrative Cartographies of Migration



    A 5×5 Incubator Grant has been awarded to Narrative Cartographies of Migration. This 5×5 project, which bridges cultural studies and humanistic legal studies, will investigate new methodological approaches to the team members’ shared research interests in migration, mobility, and movement.

  • Environmental Activism and Minoritized Languages on Social Media

    Environmental Activism and Minoritized Languages on Social Media



    A 5×5 Incubator Grant has been awarded to Environmental Activism and Minoritized Languages on Social Media. This 5×5 project investigates how environmental activism and marginalized languages intersect in three distinct geographic sites–Cabo Verde islands, Nigeria, and Japan.

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