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Monday, September 25 | 5 PM
Meanings of Environmental Justice in Contemporary Practice
jan 23-24 | applications due nov 3
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Research Clusters

Cross-disciplinary research groups allow faculty and students to exchange emerging work, receive valuable feedback, and meet with leading scholars.

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The Altman Program

The Humanities Center's largest program brings together leading scholars with Miami faculty and students for a yearlong study of salient public issues.

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Humanities Labs

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.

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Humanities Scholar, Mack Hagood, Receives NEH Grant
September 15, 2023

Robert H. and Nancy J. Blaney Associate Professor, Mack Hagood, was awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for his project titled Quiet Storm: America' Low-Key Noise Industry and the End of Listening. Hagood's project delves into a fascinating and often overlooked aspect of American culture since the 1960s: the transformation of noise from an unwanted industrial byproduct into a desirable domestic companion and a vital tool in the modern workplace. Through meticulous research, "Quiet Storm" unearths the stories of scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who redefined noise as a distinct category of sound waves, harnessed it as a valuable raw material, and marketed it to the public as a technology of self-care.

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Understanding the world requires funding.
The Humanities Center provides support for research,
collaborative study, visiting scholars and artists,
creative pedagogy, and public engagement.

a hub for scholars

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Intellectual Community

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.

A Forum for Enduring Questions

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.

Funding for Innovative Research

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. 

Scholarly Publishing Workshops

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.

Supporting Faculty Development

The Faculty Lunch Forum meets monthly to issues in higher education, new intellectual currents, opportunities for collaboration, common teaching and research challenges, and other topics central to the lives of faculty members.  


‍The Humanities Center takes on
multi-year projects to build capacity,
locate new resources, serve the community,
and advocate for the value of the humanities.
Mailing Address: 

Humanities Center
301 S. Patterson Avenue
Bachelor 356
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Campus Address: 

Humanities Center
260 Bachelor Hall
Miami University