Letter from the Director

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Humanities Institute at the University of Montana,

On September 14 2016, the Montana Board of Regents fully approved the College of Humanities and Science’s proposal for a new Humanities Institute at the University of Montana. The creation of the Humanities Institute is the result of years of hard work by many members of the UM faculty, staff, and administration, together with generous support from the wider UM family who shared in the vision of an interdisciplinary home for humanities research on campus. 

The Humanities Institute is a unique site and source of support for individual and collaborative research projects in the humanities at the University of Montana. Until now, UM has lacked a common space and visible forum for the development, support, and promotion of humanities research across disciplines, colleges, schools, and departments on campus. Led by faculty, the Humanities Institute will offer the entire University community and wider public a way to connect with the ideas and initiatives generated every day in UM’s many humanities departments and related programs in the arts and sciences.

The Institute’s programs and grant calls can be viewed on this website, which will also highlight humanities events taking place throughout the University each semester. The Institute’s Faculty Advisory Board welcomes suggestions and news regarding humanities events and initiatives at UM: please email us at humanities.institute@mso.umt.edu. As always, we want to know how the Institute can best serve the University of Montana to empower its core mission in humanistic education and scholarship.

Stay tuned for further communications about public talks, funding opportunities and events, and thank the many individuals who make this possible.

With best wishes,

Nathaniel Levtow

Director, University of Montana Humanities Institute