Center for the Humanities

Swan Hall, 175G 60 Upper College Rd. Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.5700

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Upcoming Events


Act Now to Support the NEH!

Together we can fight efforts to eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities and other federal humanities programs. Click to get started.

Congratulations Grant Winners!

Congratulations Grant Winners!

Read about this Spring’s grant winners, then learn how you can be next.


URI’s NEH Next Generation PhD

Watch this video to learn more about this exciting project.


Moonlight Event

Wednesday, April 19 4:30pm Kirk Auditorium Watch. Discuss. Celebrate. View the Moonlight Poster


Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Spring Symposium/Public Forum

The Global Ocean: Racial Geographies and the Oceanic Humanities April 12, 2017, 9:30 to 4:30 pm, URI Multicultural Student Services Center, 74 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881    #globaloceanURI For more information, visit


Phenomenology and the Arts Today Conference

Keynote Speaker: William Adams, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 Phenomenology Poster Conference Program

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What do you value most about RICH?

Join the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities in their effort to save the National Endowment for the Humanities. Send an email sharing what you value most about RICH to:


Drop-In Career Advising in Swan

Starting Tuesday, March 7th, Doug Ouimette of the URI Center for Career and Experiential Learning will be hosting Drop-In Career Advising Hours from 10:30am-2:30pm in the Humanities office, Swan 175G. This is an opportunity designed specifically for humanities to students to learn more about linking their degree to a successful, satisfying career. Drop in!


Phenomenology and the Arts Today Conference

Keynote Speaker: William “Bro” Adams, appointed as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities by former President Obama in 2014. He is the former president of Colby College and Bucknell University. Tuesday, April 11th Click here for more info.  


Gallery Exhibition:

“Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850’s” Monday, January 23 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Click here for more.

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