The 1995 CHCI meeting was organized by the Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine. The goal of the conference was to assess the ways in which humanities institutes and centers addressed various questions presented by communities inside and outside the academia. The conference opened with the keynote speech of Sheldon Hackney of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sessions were organized around themes such as “Museums of Culture,” “New Challenges in the Classroom,” “Questions of Death and Life in the Humanities,” and “Whose Humanities, Whose Values, Whose Publics?” Speakers included, among others, Christina Gillis, Mark Rose, David Ross, Ann Jensen Adams, Robert Winter, Valerie Hartouni, and Guy Micco.