Partners & Affiliate Consortia

American Council of Learned Societies

Since its founding in 1919, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has provided the humanities and related social sciences with leadership, opportunities for innovation, and national and international representation. A private, nonprofit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations, ACLS is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to the Council’s work. Other activities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and scholarly communication innovations. CHCI is a member of ACLS. 

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Asian New Humanities Network

Established in 2004, Asian New Humanities Net serves as a regional network for the sharing of resources of humanities in Asia with the purpose of enhancing excellence in the humanities through the promotion of cooperation among Asian universities and research institutes. ANHN has successfully held eight meetings.

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Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

The Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. Our aim is to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australasian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. We provide a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seek to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities.

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centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action that will benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular.

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Central New York Humanities Corridor

The Central New York Humanities Corridor brings together Syracuse University, Cornell University, the University of Rochester, as well the schools of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium in seven different areas of research and humanistic inquiry. Each institution brings a vibrant and distinguished humanistic scholarly tradition to the collective work of the CNY Humanities Corridor. In the aggregate, the Corridor’s programs bolster the relationships, productivity, and reciprocity common to the region’s humanities community, as well as heightened visibility, enhancing public engagement in its activities. The initiative is today regarded as a highly visible scholarly presence in the region, if not nationally, as a new model of collaboration and resource-sharing that can also be adapted to other regions and inter-university partnerships.

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Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange is a nonprofit organization headquartered n Taipei, the capital of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan. It also maintains a regional office in McLean, Viriginia near Washington, D.C. The Foundaiton was established in 1989 in honor of the late President Chiang Ching-kuo and the political reforms that he proposed, policies that helped accelerate the process of democratization in Taiwan, at the suggestion of a group of professors of Chinese descent at major American universities who wrote to him in 1987. They suggested the establishment of a foundation for international scholarly exchange to support and promote the understanding of Chinese culture and society overseas. President Chiang Ching-kuo accepted the recommendation and instructed relevant government officials to study the ways and means for its implementation. After his death in 1988, the Foundation was organized and named in his honor under the Ministry of Education’s supervision.

The Foundation’s original endowment comes from two sectors, public and private. 53 million US dollars was orginally allocated by the ROC Ministry of Education, and 33 million US dollars came from private donors. The operational funds of the Foundation derive from the interest generated by this endowment.

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Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts, South-East England

CHASE engages collaborative research activity across 9 institutions: University of East Anglia; University of Essex; University of Kent; University of Sussex; Open University; Courtauld Institute of Art; Goldsmiths, University of London; Birkbeck, University of London; and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Established as an Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership in October 2013, the Consortium is building a distinctive network of partnerships with new and established organizations in the creative and public sectors.

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Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Studies

The Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Studies currently comprises 22 research institutes (full list of members) based within universities in Great Britain and Ireland. It is affiliated to the international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. CIAS and its member institutes take an active role in promoting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research at doctoral level and beyond, and offer an organisational structure and programme to foster these aims. Members are committed to enhancing public understanding of academic activity.

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European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres

The European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC) will pursue a threefold purpose:

  • To speak up on behalf of members in dialogues with ESF, EU and other funding and policy-making bodies to canvass the need for humanities research; to be able to speak on behalf of the humanities and develop a language for the (position of) humanities institutes in European universities today.
  • To organize an annual humanities conference at a member institution, which would involve all the main partners, including funding and policy-making bodies at the European and the national levels.
  • To establish a network across the EU to lobby for the humanities in Europe today; to prepare collaborative projects and activities and set up an effective networking system with other international networks in the humanities, such as CHCI and others.

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Fondation RFIEA

The Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study (RFIEA) was established in March 2007 as one of the thirteen Thematic Networks for Advanced Study (RTRA) created by the Research Act of April 2006 This thematic network is unique in the area of the humanities and social sciences. In a context in which research is undergoing profound change, France has taken the decision to set up Institutes for Advanced Study (IAS)—institutions that have proved themselves in Europe and abroad—and has opted to link up the four newly created institutes located in several French major cities in a network: the Collegium de Lyon, the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research of Marseille, the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study and the Institute for Advanced Study, Paris.

The RFIEA was established by law in the form of a foundation for scientific co-operation officially recognized as serving the public interest. The Foundation received a patrimonial grant from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research amounting to €13.5 million, to which is added the contributions of its five founding institutions. The Board of Trustees of the RFIEA brings together some of the most important actors in the humanities and social sciences in France: the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École normale supérieure Lettres et sciences humaines (ENS LSH), the School for Advanced Social Science Study (EHESS), the École
normale supérieure (ENS), the Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), and the universities and research centres in the Rhône-Alpes and Aix-Marseille regions and in Nantes. Through its four constituent institutes, the RFIEA brings together eight universities, 12 large advanced teaching and research institutions and 57 research units linked to the IAS.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It provides a meeting point between the Islamic and Western worlds of learning. Through good scholarship it promotes a more informed understanding of Islam - its culture and civilisation.

The Centre is committed to the advancement of academic excellence in teaching, research and publication. Its outreach activities sustain dialogue and promote mutual understanding at national and international levels.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating Insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Center for Arts and Culture
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada
Humanities Indicators at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Humanities Research Network
Imagining America
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Humanities Alliance
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities