When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.
IHS has awarded another round of major faculty awards and spoke with recent winners about their project plans, contributions to the classical liberal tradition, and history with IHS.
Juarez-Garcia credits IHS for its focus on epistemic humility, offering programs like HSF and Discussion Colloquia that inspire graduate students to continue to discover new ways of thinking, even if it takes them outside of their own discipline.
Freedom of expression is essential for human flourishing, and at the Institute for Humane Studies we recognize that, through their efforts, faculty can cultivate a culture of civil discourse in higher education and academia at large.
We interviewed Jacob Bruggeman, graduate student of history at Johns Hopkins University, about his experience in several of IHS’s graduate student programs which include: The Humane Studies Fellowship, Summer Seminars, Discussion Colloquia, and the Hayek Fund.
The Institute for Humane Studies has awarded its spring 2021 round of major grants, Discourse Initiative Research Grants and Free Speech and Open Inquiry Grants, to fifteen faculty members in the humanities and social sciences.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Talisse had limited access to campus resources, including the library and his own office. The Hayek Fund helped Talisse purchase books and secured the resources needed to finish his book.
Before completing her PhD in comparative politics and cognitive psychology at Columbia University, IHS alum Irina Soboleva participated in the Humane Studies Fellowship and other IHS graduate student programs.
Open to full-time faculty members advancing the classical liberal conversation in the humanities and social sciences, the Discourse Initiative Research Grant can offer $5,000–$25,000 to offset direct expenses related to major research projects.
The Institute for Humane Studies is pleased to announce Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology, as a recent recipient of the IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship.