In light of the global health crisis, the Institute for Humane Studies has temporarily paused the review and consideration of Campus Event Support applications from faculty partners.
IHS discussion colloquia center around authentic conversation and bring a small group of students together in an open forum to discuss ideas. These invitation-only programs are ideal for professors who seek to engage their most intellectually curious students in a unique educational experience outside the normal classroom setting.
Deadline for fall applications: July 15th
Deadline for spring applications: October 15th
How we Partner with Faculty and Students
The Institute for Humane Studies offers faculty logistical and event support for discussion colloquia, including the following:
• Providing catering and staffing the event
• Offering honoraria and stipends
• Reader creation– including acquiring copyrights, printing, production, and shipment
Thoughts from Past Participants
This colloquium gave me the kind of opportunities I’ve wanted but have been unable to find on campus, a chance to have a frank dialogue with my peers about the future of the nation we are inheriting.
IHS gave me the opportunity to peruse the very complicated yet important topic of free speech with a number of politically diverse yet highly intellectual individuals. It was an incredible experience and definitely a highlight of my education so far.
As a Professor, coming in as an observer, I was very impressed with the quality and complexity of the student dialogue. I can tell that many of the students’ understanding grew through this colloquium.
Discussion Colloquium Readers
To prepare for the discussion, students complete a roughly 150-page set of readings on a specific topic in advance, which helps facilitate an in-depth exploration of the questions and challenges by said readings. Please click on the images below for a full reading list and abstract.
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