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.

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“… 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


Second Annual Connecting Digital Scholarship to be held Wednesday, February 5

Save the date – Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – for a second annual Connecting Digital Scholarship event to be held in the Library Gallery in the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Group Explores “Literatures of Partition”

Professors Youngju Ryu, Christi Merrill, and others have been engaging in a series of conversations on the topic of “Literatures of Partition” at the Collaboratory.

Evan Binkley, member of Collaboratory team, named Marshall Scholar, 2020

LSA’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) has announced that Evan Binkley has won a Marshall Scholarship for 2020. 

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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

Making Sense of Diasporas: Pedagogy and Public Engagement

“Making Sense of Diasporas: Pedagogy and Public Engagement” formed to “[tackle] the question of how to combine teaching, research, and public engagement in a collaborative environment.” Shared interests led the team to consider ways to conceptualize diasporas, diasporic identities, and issues of migration.

Trends in Premodern Media Studies

“Trends in Premodern Media Studies” has formed to explore an emerging field which addresses questions about how scribalism, oral transmission, visual culture, and embodied performance interacted in the formation of traditions in the premodern period.

Humanities and the Climate Change Crisis

The task that “Humanities and the Climate Change Crisis” has set for itself is to “engage in conversations about the role that the humanities can play in addressing [climate change] challenges and the responsibilities that academia should undertake in dealing with the worst crisis humanity has ever faced.”

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