CHCI supports a wide array of initiatives, including multiyear, international collaborative research projects, global institutes and workshops, and fellowships for scholars at member institutions.

Global Humanities Institute 2019: Challenges of Translation

The Global Humanities Institute on "Theoretical Issues, Practical Densities: Violence, Memory, and the Untranslatable" will be a two-week institute comprising working sessions conducted by the active participants in different forms of collaboration, keynote speeches, and artistic activities. The Institute will be held in Santiago, Chile, from July 15 to 26, 2019, and will be spent to early career scholars affiliated with CHCI member centers and institutes.

Global Humanities Institute 2019: Crises of Democracy

The Global Humanities Institute on "Crises of Democracy through the Prism of Cultural Trauma" will be a two-week long institute delivered by a seasoned collaborative consortium of humanities scholars spanning four continents and a range of disciplines. The Institute will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from July 15 to 24, 2019, and will be open to early career scholars affiliated with CHCI member centres and institutes.

CHCI Africa Workshop - Addis 2019

The first CHCI Africa Workshop, Addis 2019: Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom, will be held at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) in January 2019. Hosted by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) in collaboration with the College of Performing and Visual Art and the Center of African Studies at Addis Ababa University, the workshop will include intensive seminars, mentoring and training workshops, and guest lectures.

Global Humanities Institutes

CHCI Global Humanities Institutes are multiyear projects devoted to a research theme, method, practice, or problem in the humanities that would benefit directly from an international, collaborative approach to it. Beginning with pilot Institutes in 2018, CHCI will leverage the unique strengths of its expanded network, implementing a model for collaboration that elaborates upon our first four international research projects to amplify and further develop their best qualities.

CCKF-CHCI Summer Institutes

The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange have partnered to support annual summer institutes for young scholars on the general topic of “Chinese Studies and Global Humanities.” 

Africa Humanities Workshops

Intensive, out-of-term schools workshops devoted to research, collaboration, and training primarily for early-career scholars from across the African Continent, the Africa Humanities Workshops will fit into CHCI’s broader agenda to foster global scholarly exchange in the humanities, and exchange that has a transformative effect on our understanding and practice of the humanities.

Integrative Graduate Humanities Education Research and Training (IGHERT)

From 2014 to 2017, this project brought together faculty, doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars in a series of structured collaborations to undertake jointly mentored, international research.

African Humanities Map

CHCI’s mapping of the humanities in Africa is designed to help the organization better understand where and how institutions and centers of humanities research and training exist on the African Continent. This research will help CHCI to foster and support cross-continental and global humanities networks that amplify local and regional projects, and reflect the practical and conceptual possibilities of the humanities center model.

Integrating the Humanities across National Boundaries

Four member-driven collaborative projects that advanced CHCI’s commitment to fostering innovative inter-institutional, interdisciplinary and international models of humanities theory and practice in the twenty-first century.

Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging (RelSec)

From 2013 to 2015, the RelSec project centered on mutually coordinated research projects that investigated how religious and secular formations organized the practices of political belonging across the globe. 

Medical Humanities Network (MedHum)

This program aimed to further the development of medical humanities as a subject of study. From 2014 to 2017, six partnering CHCI member conducted specific research on aging, undergirded by collaborative reflection on issues of evidence, value, and evaluation.

Humanities for the Environment (HfE)

The HfE project emerged out of an existing CHCI member network to address questions about the role of the humanities in the Age of the Anthropocene. Six CHCI member organizations established three research observatories on three continents to explore the fundamental question of what it means to be human within a moment of planetary crisis.

New Scholars Seminars

From 2015 to 2017, CHCI and centerNet collaborated to organize a pre-conference seminar for new scholars attending the annual Digital Humanities conference. The New Scholars Seminar has been a great opportunity for them to meet and discuss their work with international leaders in their discipline. 

CHCI-ACLS Fellowship

CHCI and the American Council of Learned Societies are continuing a partnership designed to provide opportunities for ACLS fellows in certain programs to spend time in residence at CHCI member organizations.

CHCI-SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

This collaboration between CHCI and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council provides opportunities for SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellows to spend time in residence at CHCI member organizations around the world.

CHCI-OCIS Visiting Fellowship Program

This partnership with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies supports scholars at CHCI member organizations to conduct research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world.

CHCI-OCIS Visiting Fellowship Program

This partnership with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies supports scholars at CHCI member organizations to conduct research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world.