The New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC) promotes intellectual collaboration, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovative educational programming for faculty, students, and the regional, national and global communities they serve.  The founding institutions include: Amherst College, Colby College, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, Tufts University, University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, University of Vermont, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College

The NEHC was established in 2018 with the support of a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the participating institutions. The Mellon grant supported initial pilot programing and assist in the development of administrative practices as well as future projects in fields such as history, literature and philosophy. UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) in Storrs, Connecticut is the executive and administrative hub of the NEHC through 2020. 



Grants & Awards

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UCHI Awarded Luce Foundation Grant for “Seeing Truth’ Exhibits

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) is proud to be the recipient of a $275,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the programming of an exhibition entitled “Seeing Truth: Art, Science, and Making Knowledge (1750-2023).” This exhibition will be presented at the William Benton Museum of Art during the 2023 academic year in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History. UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas made the announcement at the reception marking the 19th season of UCHI’s fellowships. The grant, whose principle investigator is UCHI Director of Academic Affairs, Alexis Boylan, will bring together various scientific, cultural, and educational artifacts to challenge our notions and ideas of what counts as a “scientific” object or a work of “art.” Seeing Truth is one part of UCHI’s larger upcoming initiative entitled The Future of Truth. To learn more about Seeing Truth, visit a UConn Today article on the grant. 

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Liza Weinstein at Northeastern Recipient of an NEH Grant

Dr. Liza Weinstein at Northeastern University is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a project entitled “Engaging Geography in the Humanities.” The funds will support a three-week institute for 25 college and university faculty on geography and the humanities. Weinstein is currently the Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern.