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Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

Dr. Scott Henkel, Director

The Cooper House

1000 East University Avenue

Department 3353

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: humanities@uwyo.edu

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Mission: The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research strives to be an engine for producing interdisciplinary research in the humanities; a community for faculty, students, and the public; and a model of democratic education fit for our land-grant university.


History:
The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research was founded in 2013 through the communal effort of the humanities faculty and with the blessing of the university administration. The Institute promotes, supports, and showcases humanities scholarship across the university and around the state.  In addition to sponsoring invited speakers, events, discussion groups, and fellows, the Humanities Insitute supports the individual and collaborative research projects of University of Wyoming faculty members and professional staff. 

The humanities deal with questions of identity (how we define ourselves and establish our relationship to an increasingly complex world), explore the past (both here in Wyoming and throughout increasingly larger realms of experience), and deal with human beings in all their forms of thought, modes of expression, and systems of belief, both as individuals and as members of groups. 
 

Vision and Structure

Join Us: We invite faculty and professional staff colleagues, community partners, and members of the public in Wyoming and the West to join us in this ongoing exploration of the humanities.  Sign up to receive notifications of upcoming events and become a supporter of the Institute.


 

Dr. Scott Henkel, Director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research presents “The Humanities and the Land Grant University Mission from the 19th to the 21st Century.” In this public presentation, he explores the history and future of land-grant universities.

“Since their founding in the 19th century, land-grant universities have been among the primary institutions designed to engage the public in the broadest range of humanistic, scientific and cultural education. They were first imagined amid the Civil War and Reconstruction, as part of the effort, in W.E.B. DuBois’s words, to seize ‘the opportunity for a real and new democracy in America’; they were then built to serve the needs of people whose potential had yet to be fulfilled.”


Humanities Community: WIHR is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (https://chcinetwork.org/). The Consortium currently has a membership of 154 organizations in the US, Europe, Asia, and Pacific Rim.

We participate in the National Humanities Alliance (www.nhalliance.org), an advocacy coalition dedicated to the advancement of humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs.

Contact Us

Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

Dr. Scott Henkel, Director

The Cooper House

1000 East University Avenue

Department 3353

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: humanities@uwyo.edu

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