Cross-disciplinary research groups allow faculty and students to exchange emerging work, receive valuable feedback, and meet with leading scholars.
The Humanities Center's largest program brings together leading scholars with Miami faculty and students for a yearlong study of salient public issues.
Teams of faculty and students from different disciplines engage in projects that address social challenges, promote skill-building and experimentation, and engage with the public.
The 2020-2021 John W. Altman Program in the Humanities explored the theme of Migrations. One of seven guest lecturers throughout the year, Professor Tara Zahra shared her research on migrations. Her March 11th talk was featured in this Miami University news story.
The Humanities Center supports faculty working in areas such as Environmental Studies, Medical Humanities, Early Modern Studies, American Cultures, Digital Humanities, and other communities of interest, which meet regularly to discuss emerging scholarship and work-in progress. The center offers grants to bring visiting intellectuals and writers to campus.
Each year, the Altman Program assembles a team of two dozen faculty, students, and distinguished visitors to undertake intense study of a pressing topic. The program forges connections to the arts, social sciences, and sciences in the belief that the humanites are central to academia and the public good. Each year, Altman public events attract thousands.
The Humanities Center provides apprentices for faculty researchers, collaborative grants to seed high impact teamwork, and digital fellowships for innovative public-facing and computational work.
Our interdisciplinary workshops help faculty advance their scholarship and disseminate their ideas. Programs on book proposals, digital skills, and public writing emphasize collaboration and offer consultations with academic editors and visiting experts.
The Junior Faculty Seminar meets throughout the year to discuss research and publishing; major intellectual currents, opportunities for collaboration, common teaching and resaerch challenges, and other topics central to the lives of junior faculty members.