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The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz is a hub for academic research, cross-discipline collaboration, and public engagement. We incubate ideas and foster innovation by funding projects, centers, and research clusters that enable faculty and students to work on some of the biggest problems of our day.

The Institute is a source, resource, and force for Humanities-based inquiry and engagement with world events. We’re passionate about expanding the field of Humanities scholarship with digital tools and an interdisciplinary focus. And we believe strongly that the core subjects of the Humanities—philosophy, history, language and literature—should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’re committed to engaging with the broadest community possible—from first-generation undergraduate students, to local residents, to anyone interested in compelling ideas and making sense of this increasingly complex world.

Upcoming Events

Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso...

3/29 7pm
Laurie Halse Anderson Book Launch: SHOUT

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more...

4/2 7pm
Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

It has been called the world’s oldest hatred. And the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh proves that antisemitism remains potent –...

5/9 6pm
Faculty Ethics Bowl: Ethics and the Far Future

The Center for Public Philosophy presents the first Faculty Ethics Bowl, focused on Ethics and the Far Future. Faculty from the sciences and humanities use...

5/20 5pm
Social Fiction Conference

The Social Fiction Conference (SFC) is celebrating its eleventh year at Crown College as a highlight of Crown's first year student co-curricular experience....

2/21/2020 6pm

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