Book Clubs

IHS Book Clubs Library books

The Institute for Humane Studies offers grants for faculty to lead student book clubs throughout the semester. 

Book clubs provide an opportunity for faculty to engage with a small group of students outside the classroom and explore new ideas that students might not have discovered otherwise. Funding is typically focused on providing books and meals for the meetings. Other budget items may be considered on a case by case basis.

Faculty also find book clubs as an excellent way to build a strong, tight-knit intellectual community on-campus.

We look forward to seeing your application. Applications for Book Clubs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

IHS welcomes you to suggest a book, classic or contemporary, and simply tell us how it fits with your educational goals. Below are some past book clubs IHS has supported but this list should by no means limit your suggestion.


The Theory of Moral Sentiments

The Wealth of Nations

Democracy in America

Anarchy, State, and Utopia

The Constitution of Liberty

The Federalist Papers

The Road to Serfdom

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