Research, Public Humanities, CHCI

Welcome to IDEAS

IDEAS is a new platform for CHCI, reflecting the current state of the Consortium. Sara Guyer explains how CHCI always has been devoted to ideas—new and old, familiar and strange—opening a rare space in which experimentation in institutional forms and forms of knowledge overlaps.


Why Fund Humanities Research?

In remarks delivered at the Jackman Humanities Center, Michael Bérubé argues that the long-term structural vulnerability of the humanities is exacerbated by the fact that there is no widely accepted rationale for research in the humanities.


Who Needs Cultural Research?

In this 2001 CHCI Working Paper, Ien Ang asks if “cultural studies” is living up to its promise as an intellectual practice firmly located in and concerned with the major issues of the day, and as such if it is providing a bridge between the academic world and the social world “out there.”