Welcome to the Humanities Institute at the University of Montana

The Humanities Institute signals the University of Montana’s historic commitment to teaching and scholarship in the humanities. The Institute supports individual and collaborative humanistic research across all disciplines, departments and programs at the University of Montana. Led by faculty and structured to benefit student and faculty research, the Humanities Institute brings new and exciting research opportunities to students and faculty studying the humanities at UM. Please visit the About section of this website for more information about the Humanities Institute at the University of Montana.

Call for Student Applications: Richard Drake Award for Student Writing in the Humanities

UM campus in late spring

A Special thanks to Lawrence Pettit

The Humanities Institute and the College of Humanities and Sciences express their deepest gratitude to Lawrence Pettit, whose generous gift has supported the Humanities Institute through its successful founding year.


Upcoming UMHI Lectures

“Wildness and the Anthropocene: Notes from Montana"

Professor, Department of Philosophy
Wednesday, February 14, 4-5 pm

"James Boswell in Siena: A Presentation, with Digressions and Interruptions"

Professor, Department of History
Wednesday, May 2, 4-5 pm


Location: Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall
These lectures will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.