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Spring 2020 HI Events: COVID-19 situation response from the Humanities Institute

Dear Friends of the UB Humanities Institute, In light of the rapidly changing situation responding to Coronavirus/COVID-19 and today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo of the transition to remote learning format for all SUNY and CUNY campuses, the UB Humanities Institute is assessing our Spring 2020 events programming. We will update our web events calendar as […]

March 11, 2020

Leadership changes taking place this summer at the UB Humanities Institute

Libby Otto will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Humanities Institute effective June 30, 2019 to accept a residential Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. We are very appreciative for her six years of devoted service. Libby has been […]

August 12, 2019

Kari Winter joins UB Humanities Institute

The UB Humanities Institute welcomes Kari Winter as Interim Executive Director for 2017-2018. Click here to read the full news release which includes a little preview of HI’s programming for the coming year!

July 13, 2017

Announcement: 2017 – 2018 Humanities Institute Fellows and Research Workshops

As we approach the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, the UB Humanities Institute is pleased to announce our fellows and research workshops for next year. Please join us in congratulating our awardees. 2017-2018 Humanities Institute Fellows Faculty Fellows These residential fellowships provide the Fellows with one semester of course release, which allows our Fellows […]

May 2, 2017

2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival: Environments

The Buffalo Humanities Festival ( consists of three days of talks, music, performances, community debates, and other activities on a pressing topic. The theme for 2017 is “Environments,” with events focusing on issues of environmental justice and economic sustainability, local and regional activism and planning, and the global climate change crisis. In the past, The […]

March 9, 2017