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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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Calls for Funding

Graduate Fellowships, 2019-2020

Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Application deadline: Monday 18th, March 23:59

Jackman Scholars-in-Residence 2019

Deadline 22 February 2019.

JHI Announcements

Three new themes set the JHI's future course

JHI receives major funding for public humanities initiative

Tonight's talk, Algorithms of Oppression, will go ahead as scheduled

Seeking Undergraduate Researchers

JHI will focus on environmental humanities in the coming year

JHI Blog: Humanities at Large

Submitted by Brigidda Bell on February 19 2019.
A perennial problem in the study of religion is navigating the intersecting axes of belief and knowledge, which sometimes spindle awkwardly outwards, and other times collide and overlap, leaving the researcher the riddle of untangling their merging…
Submitted by Mason Westfall on February 13 2019.
We commonly make judgments about what people are feeling on the basis of seeing their face. Suppose you see Tessa smiling and come to know that she is happy. Though we routinely know what people are feeling in this way,  I’ll suggest giving a…
Submitted by Amir Khadem on February 13 2019.
In 2015, Stephen Greenblatt travelled to Iran for a conference on Shakespeare as keynote speaker. He found the very idea of travelling to Iran quite tempting and on his return, wrote an essay for The New York Review of Books ruminating over the trip…
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