The COVID crisis underscores the importance of the humanities and the benefits of collaborative research. With this in mind, the Humanities Collaboratory continues its ongoing support of humanities scholarship in ways that are consistent with the recommendations from the University of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Health & Safety.

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 gives singularly generous 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

News

NAOMI ANDRÉ DELIVERS ANNUAL ROBERTSON LECTURE

Naomi André delivered the Residential College Robertson Memorial Lecture, “Writing Opera, Singing Blackness,” on Tuesday, November 2.

COLLABORATORY TEAM LAUNCHES WEBSITE; SHOWCASES TIMELINE

Collaboratory Project Grant team ReConnect / ReCollect has launched a website to share their work and chart the development of their research.

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“NARRATING NUBIA” TEAM MEMBER REACHES LARGE AUDIENCE WITH TED-ED LESSON

Geoff Emberling has written a new TED-Ed video about ancient Kush which launched last week and already has over 445,000 views.

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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

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

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.

Illuminating a Manuscript in the Age of Print

A 5×5 Incubator Grant has been awarded to Illuminating a Manuscript in the Age of Print, a team which has formed to study an impressive new manuscript acquired by U-M Library.

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