University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Representing Ourselves into Existence: Tracing the History of

Trans Filmmaking in the United States and Canada

Lecture by Professor Laura Horak (Carleton University). Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, the IHGC Lab on Global Histories and Transgender Studies in the Humanities. 

Read For Action: 

Climate, Conflict & Humanitarian Crisis

Co-sponsored by the IHGC, United Nations, UVA Humanitarian Collaborative, and the Environmental Resilience Institute, Read for Action brings readers together to discuss contemporary novels about humanitarian crises intertwined with climate and environmental justice issues.

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Frameworks for the Future:

The Environment, Climate Change and the Anthropocene

Lecture by Julia Adeney Thomas, University of Notre Dame
10:30-12:00pm, Friday, November 18, Wilson Hall 142

African Photography: The Ethics of Looking and Collecting in the Age of Restitution 

A symposium event presented by the Department of Art, University of Virginia, the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, Co-sponsored by the IHGC

Friday, November 11, 2022  | 9am - 4pm ET (New York time) 

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Futurities Lecture Series

The year-long IHGC lecture series features humanists, scientists, writers, artists, and policy experts who explore burning questions about our unfolding futures.

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Humanities Week 2022
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Annual Report 2021-22


About the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures

The Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures (IHGC) offers a vision at once local and global, and a mission both academic and socially engaged.



The Institute of the Humaities and Global Cultures is pleased to have offered dissertation prospectus development fellowships for three graduate stduents working across departments in the College of Arts & Sciences: Brittany AcorsIsabelle Ostertag, and Rebekah K. Latour.

Brittany Acors (PhD student, Religious...

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Shanks Alexander (Religious Studies) and Oludamini Ogunnaike (Religious Studies) as faculty fellows! Learn More

The IHGC is excited to support three working groups from 2022 to Fall 2023: the Environmental Humanities (EH) working group, Global Histories and Transgender Studies in the Humanities, and a multi-disciplinary and multi-school group to understand listening on individual, interpersonal, and systemic levels. Learn More

Clay Endowments & Grants

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. 

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Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory

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.

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