The Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (IHGC) offers a vision at
once local and global, and a mission both academic and socially engaged.
Humanities Week | April 2-7, 2018
Consortium of Humanities Centers & Institutes 2018 Annual Meeting | June 13-17, 2018
A conference on Humanities Informatics showcasing the power of the humanities
to address the urgent questions about the ‘human’ in our information age.
Rethinking the History of Modern Political Concepts
Race and Division of Labor in Global Western Empires, 1791-1888
Graduate Conference of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures and
the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory (University of Virginia,
University of Bologna, Duke University)
Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major
humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts &
Sciences has matched the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
A Conversation on The Great Derangement:
Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016)
WATCH THE LECTURE
News & Announcements
"Poetry and the World" Symposium
Fri Apr 06
Friday, April 6, 2018
10am-5pm, Nau Hall Auditorium (Nau 101)
Nau Hall Auditorium (Nau 101)
10am - Noon - Panel 1
“Oral Memory in Digital Territories”
“Strait, Sea, Poem: Emmanuel Hocquard"
“Persian Poetry in the Persianate World and Beyond”
Noon - 1:30pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - 3:30pm - Panel 2
"Blazon: Between the Who and the What"
"Poetry’s Stubborn Nationalism in the World"
"Poetry and the (Natural) World"
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Daljit Nagra
Mellon Fellows Symposium (with Charlotte Rogers, Christopher Krentz, William Hitchcock)
Fri Apr 20
Mellon Fellows Symposium
Friday April 20, 2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Charlotte Rogers, Assistant Professor of Spanish
"Savage Storms in Literature of the Americas"
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Christopher Krentz, Associate Professor of English (Joint appointment with the American Sign Language Program)
"Unexpected Kinship: Disability and Human Rights in the Literature of the Global South"
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
William Hitchcock, Professor of History
"Refugee Century: An International History"
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Romanticism, Now and Then
Fri Apr 20
"Romanticism, Now and Then"
April 20-21 | Bryan Hall and Wilson Hall
James Chandler (English, Chicago), “The Question of Sensibility”
Marlene Daut (Woodson/American Studies, UVA), “Le romantisme en Haïti: History, Historiography, Form”
Cordula Grewe (Art History, Indiana), “Symbolism Redux”
Virginia Jackson (English and Comp Lit, UC-Irvine), “Kindred Spirits: Transatlantic Romantic Poetics”
Jerome McGann (English, UVA), “Romanticism in an American Key”
Anahid Nersessian (English, UCLA), “Romantic Difficulty”
Holly Watkins (Musicology, Eastman/Rochester), “Endangered Species”
Tristram Wolff (Comp Lit, Northwestern), “Romanticism and the Denial of Coevalness”
Amitav Ghosh, "The Great Uprooting: Migration and Movement in the Age of Climate Change"
Mon Apr 23
Amitav Ghosh in Conversation with Roy Scranton
Fri Apr 27
Mellon Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
Clay Endowments & Grants
The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) invites proposals for funding from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment to support innovative work in the global humanities at the University of Virginia. The Endowment provides an ambitious basis of support for faculty and student research and teaching to be conducted under the auspices of the IHGC. Faculty and students from across all schools and disciplines at the university are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is a new research entity jointly promoted by the University of Virginia, Duke University and the University of Bologna. It is conceived as an intellectual space for scholars coming from different research fields and geographical regions to work together on the redefinition of the humanities in a global age.