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Jackman Humanities Institute

The Jackman Humanities Institute is currently closed to the public. All staff members are telecommuting. All events, working groups, and fellowship activities are being provided online.

Forms of Encounter: Phala Ookeditse Phala & Tony Miyambo

Online Event

Forms of Encounter: Catherine Gudis

Online Event

Settler Histories: Perspectives from Canada


Calls for Funding

2021-2022 JHI Working Groups

Deadline 14 May 2021

2021-2022 JHI Undergraduate Fellowships

Deadline 30 April 2021 at midnight

2021 Toronto Humanities-at-Large Writing Workshop

Deadline Monday 22 March 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

2021 Jackman Scholars-in-Residence

Deadline 22 February 2021

2021-2022 Program for the Arts

Deadline 31 March 2021

Public Writing: An Introduction

Deadline 27 November 2020

JHI Announcements

JHI Blog: Humanities at Large

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on March 24 2021.
Transformative. A gift. Phenomenal. Life-changing. These are just a few of the descriptions we received after the four day Public Writing: An Introduction workshop led by Irina Dumitrescu. Irina provided us with a summary of the workshop. by Irina…
Submitted by Sonja Johnston on March 19 2021.
JHI Alumni Spotlight features past Fellows and their current work Maggie Hennefeld is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature and McKnight Presidential Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her research…
Submitted by Sonja Johnston on February 24 2021.
Melissa J. Gismondi by Katherine HollandMelissa J. Gismondi—JHI's New Media and Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow for 2020-2021—recently gave a public workshop about podcasting. Melissa is a writer and journalist, who holds a PhD in American…
Lynne Cohen, Classroom in an emergency measures college, 1980. Gelatin silver print, 40.64 x 50.8 cm. Hart House Collection, HH2010.010. Promised gift of Norman Morcos. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Our current exhibition

Birds of a Feather

28 Oct 2020 to 25 Jun 2021
Curated by Ameen Ahmed
Exhibition site

Presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute. Birds of a Feather is composed of artists’ works that directly respond to Jackman Humanities Institute Research Fellows’ projects. The works offer tools, commentary, and/or encouragement through visual or conceptual means. Silently, but not necessarily quietly, they image different forms of commonality and collectivity, incorporation and inclusion.