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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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Marquee event: JHI and the Faculty of Information featuring Lucy Suchman “Apparatuses of Recognition”


Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
Hosted by the JHI and Faculty of Information, in the annual theme of Reading Faces, Reading Minds, and will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University) and an exhibition.

SSHRC 2019 Insight Grant Information Session: Faculty of Arts & Science


Sid Smith Hall Room 2014, (Dean’s Conference Room)
This workshop will provide valuable information to help you begin (and complete in good time!) your fall 2019 Insight Grant application.

SSHRC Grant Writing Workshop


Jackman Humanities Building Room (JHB) 100
Tips and information on how to apply for SSHRC funding.

Does Google read our minds? A content-based method for studying ideological segregation in search engines


Jackman Humanities Building, Room 1040, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Do we only get shown the search results in Google that we want to see – which meets our ideology

An afternoon of student talks with Lucy Suchman and Andrew Clement



In a follow-up to the previous day’s Jackman Humanities Institute Lecture “Apparatuses of Recognition”, join us for an afternoon of talks by Lucy Suchman and Andrew Clement.

Calls for Funding

JHI Announcements

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.

We are delighted to announce our new graduate fellows at the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) from English, Religious Studies and Classics.

residential fellowship for external faculty members

JHI Blog: Humanities at Large

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…
Submitted by Michela Ippolito on March 20 2019.
Michela Ippolito JHI Faculty Research Fellow in Linguistics As Kendon (2004) says “gestures are an integral part of the act of producing an utterance”. In Kendon’s work, a gesture is a visible action that is used as part of an utterance, and an…
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