Symposium on Citizenship, Belonging, and the Partition of India
Friday April 9, 2021 from 9:00 to 1:30 PM EST via Zoom
Fall 2020 Seminar Series: “Indian Ocean Worlds and the Anthropocene”
Fall 2020 Seminar Series: “Narrative in the Age of Political Extremism”
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.
UVa's Puzzle Poetry working group was launched in the fall of 2017 by Neal Curtis and
Brad Pasanek as an experimental and collaborative endeavor. The group seeks to treat
poems as puzzles, isolate the substance of prosody, and apprehend shape as a medium.
They are makers, coders, and subformalists.
A new IHGC lab on Asian Cosmopolitanisms aiming to reconceptualize the study of Asia
across the disciplines of the humanities and interpretive social sciences.
Consortium of Humanities Centers & Institutes 2018 Annual Meeting | June 13-17, 2018
A conference on Humanities Informatics that showcased the power of the humanities
to address the urgent questions about the ‘human’ in our information age.
Achille Mbembe Lecture
"Negative Messianism in the Age of Animism" | September 18, 2017
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.
News & Announcements
"The Cambridge History of World Literature" Launch Event w/ Debjani Ganguly, Francesca Orsini, Jahan Ramazani, and B. Venkat Mani
Thu May 27
On May 27th @ 4-5 pm BST and 11-12 pm EST, Please join us for a virtual launch event for the forthcoming The Cambridge History of World Literature, edited by Debjani Ganguly. Debjani Ganguly will be on a panel alongside Francesca Orsini, Jahan Ramazani, and B. Venkat Mani.
Debjani Ganguly is Professor of English and Director of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at the University of Virginia. She works in the fields of world literature, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies. Her research interests include novel studies, theories of world literature, global Anglophone literatures, technologies of war and violence, literature and human rights, planetary humanities, caste and dalit studies, and Indian Ocean literary worlds.
Francesca Orsini is a literary historian at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies working primarily with Hindi and Urdu materials and interested in exploring how multilingualism worked and continues to work within the literary cultures of South Asia.
Jahan Ramazani is University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of a number of books of criticism on poetry, including Poetry in a Global Age (2020) and Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres (2013).
B. Venkat Mani is Professor of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also affiliated with the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture and the Institute for Regional and International Studies.
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.