Humanities Institute at Stony Brook
Stony Brook University

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Michael Stonybrook

Administrative Coordinator and Web Developer

Ann Berrios
Adrienne Unger


Founded in 1987, the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook (HISB) has three main missions: to stimulate new modes of interdisciplinary research within the humanities and social sciences; to build bridges between the human sciences and the medical, technical, and natural sciences; and to reach out to the local community through public lectures and film series. To achieve these ends, HISB sponsors Visiting Resident Fellows and Two-day Distinguished Visiting Fellows to present their new research and interact with Stony Brook and other local faculty and students, organizes symposia and conferences, and works with community groups on programs of broader interest. The Institute also designs interdisciplinary graduate and faculty courses on unique themes linked to HISB programming in any one year. As a catalyst for other entities on campus, HISB policy has always been to work closely with other units, such as Women's Studies, Africana Studies, and most recently, the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Center for Science Studies. We also regularly collaborate with the Stony Brook University Medical School and with individual departments on campus.

CHCI/ACLS Partnership

The Institute is a participant in the CHCI/ACLS Partnership, which connects CHCI member organizations with recipients of the ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients fellowship program. Visit the CHCI website for information on this program.