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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

UB Humanities Institute hosts NEH Workshop with a visit from Congressman Brian Higgins

Buffalo, NY – On Friday, February 24th, the UB Humanities Institute hosted an application-writing workshop with Dr. Daniel Sack, Senior Program Officer with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop provided insights into the various programs supported by the NEH, strategies for proposal writing, a mock panel review session, and question-and-answer period. Attendees included […]

March 3, 2017

2017 OVPRED/HI Seed Money Awardees Announced

The UB Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED)/Humanities Institute Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities. The awardees are: Henry Berlin (Romance Languages & Literatures), “Prophecy, Retrospection, and the Writing of Portugal” Tero Karppi (Media Study), “Living with Artificial […]

February 7, 2017

HI Director David Castillo on ‘Medialogies’

Buffalo, NY – Humanities Institute Director David Castillo sat down with UB’s Bert Gambini to talk about his new book “Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media,” co-authored with Johns Hopkins professor William Egginton, and, “its exploration of the media conditions that allowed for the Donald Trump phenomenon to take place.” Click here […]

November 17, 2016

OVPRED/HI Seed Money for 2017 – Call for Applications is now open

The call for applications for 2017 funding through the OVPRED/HI Seed Money in the Arts & Humanities is now open. Applications are due December 12, 2016. Click here for application information.

November 15, 2016