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Upcoming Events

The Senatorial Papers of Claiborne Pell have been digitized!

Explore the newly digitized archive of Senator Claiborne Pell and learn more about the URI Pell Archive Initiative. 

Panel Discussion: Historical Narratives: The Craft of Writing

The Center for the Humanities is proud to sponsor Historical Narratives: The Craft of Writing This discussion with historian, author, and former CFH director Marie Jenkins Schwartz and historical novelist Taylor Polites will focus on the joys and challenges of engaging with history when writing. Research is an essential part of writing any book set in […]

Welcome New Board Members

Welcome New Board Members

The Center for the Humanities is thrilled to announce that Professor Kathleen Davis, Director of Graduate Studies in the English department, and Assistant Professor James Haile III, Multicultural Faculty Fellow in the Philosophy department, will be joining our board this semester. We look forward to their fresh perspectives and innovative ideas for the humanities at URI.

Act Now to Support the NEH!

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

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:

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