Foster innovative scholarship
Research in the humanities is evolving. Traditional lone-scholar pursuits have become more collaborative and ambitious in scope; students and faculty members seek to tackle bigger problems using new methods of inquiry and analysis.
Long known for innovation and dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, UChicago scholars are pioneering new tools in the digital humanities and other fields. They pursue discourse and partnerships through the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and other interdisciplinary centers and programs.
Thinkers from diverse backgrounds are joining forces to create global laboratories from which field-defining ideas emerge. Their work connects the humanities to the world by exploring topics such as the relationship between language, sign, and gesture or the philosophical grounds for claiming health care as a human right.
Donors have the opportunity to influence the future of humanistic inquiry by encouraging such endeavors. Gifts will support important research discoveries, influential conferences, visiting professorships, lecture series, diverse publications, graduate student research, and other efforts to foster breakthrough contributions to human understanding.