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Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

About Us

The Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) 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 WIHR 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. 

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.  Visit our web site often, sign up to receive notices of upcoming events, and become a supporter of the Institute.

See Elizabeth Garrett's thoughts on a humanities degree.

Our Mission

The mission of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) is to promote, support, and showcase humanities scholarship across the university and the state.

In addition to sponsoring invited speakers, events, discussion groups, and fellows, WIHR supports individual and collaborative research projects, as well as more specific individual needs related to research projects.  WIHR encourages the engagement of UW humanities faculty with local, national, and international scholarly communities and engages in critical reflection on the nature of the humanities and their role in a civil democracy.  The institute will tap the potential of the humanities to invigorate faculty interactions, enrich teaching, and deepen the connection between the university and the state.

For further information contact WIHR at humanities@uwyo.edu.


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Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

1000 East University Avenue

Department 4036

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3898

Fax: 307-766-3700

Email: humanities@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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