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Jackman Humanities Institute

JHI advances scholarship in the Humanities at the University of Toronto by offering a variety of ways for students, faculty and visiting scholars to network, learn from each other and to develop new interdisciplinary modes of understanding of the human experience. More

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Nine public-facing events, run by teams across the University of Toronto, will receive funding from the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) to explore Institute’s annual theme for 2019-20, Strange Weather.

Do you want to connect with faculty and graduate students across UofT to discuss humanities topics but need some resources to make it happen? The Jackman Humanities Institute could enable your group to meet.

Lucy Suchman, a globally renowned expert in human computer interaction whose recent work explores the issues raised by the growing use of facial recognition technologies, will deliver this year’s JHI marquee lecture: Apparatuses of Recognition.

Want to extend your research into the Digital Humanities? An opportunity for development and funding.

JHI Blog: Humanities at Large

Submitted by Jennifer Nagel on April 22 2019.
24 January 2019 There’s something strange about the verb “to know”. It is one of the most common verbs—in English and in other languages—and we are ordinarily very generous in our use of it. We freely describe ourselves and others as knowing all…
Submitted by Bradley Hald on March 25 2019.
Bradley Hald, Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow in Classics Long celebrated as the ‘most scientific’ historian of the ancient world, the fifth-century BCE chronicler Thucydides was also deeply concerned with human emotionality. His History of the…
Submitted by Maria Subtelny on March 22 2019.
Maria Subtelny, JHI Faculty Research Fellow in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations The Persian tradition of advice literature dates back to pre-Islamic times and the Middle Persian, or Pahlavi, works of the Sasanian period. It was one of the…
Nadia Belerique, I hate you don't leave me, 2015. Inkjet photograph, 42 x 30 cm. Courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery

Our current exhibition

Reading, Again

12 Sep 2018 to 30 Jun 2019
Curated by Lillian O’Brien Davis
Reading, Again exhibition website at the Art Museum

Presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute’s 2018–19 research theme Reading Faces, Reading Minds, this exhibition seeks to complicate how we think about perception. Works in a diversity of media confront the viewer with perceptual and conceptual disorientation