About the Programs

Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors

The Center hosts the Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors in the Humanities, who are sponsored by individual departments or a consortium of departments; Stanford Professors present lectures, seminars, and workshops for faculty, graduate students, and the general public.

Faculty and Dissertation Fellows

One of the central missions of the Center is its administration of Research Fellowships for faculty, and graduate students writing their dissertations. The year-long research colloquia provide a scholarly forum for fellows to present their work to one another for discussion and critique.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups

The Center also sponsors Interdisciplinary Research Groups, which bring together faculty and graduate students from different departments and disciplines as well as from other universities to pursue shared scholarly projects or themes.

Conferences and Symposia

Research Groups are encouraged to propose and develop symposia, which the Center helps fund and organize. These symposia provide occasions for the Center to host noted scholars from other universities around the country and abroad who engage in scholarly conversations with faculty and students at UM.


The Center for the Humanities sponsors and cosponsors lectures of interest to faculty and students across disciplines. These speakers introduce research projects and explore ideas that energize the intellectual climate of the university community.


The Center for the Humanities sponsors workshops on matters of professional interest for faculty and graduate students. These workshops provide information and insights on topics such as writing grant applications for research fellowships and preparing a scholarly book manuscript for publication.


BookTalk, an online video and podcast series, introduces our humanities faculty and their research to colleagues at UM and at other universities, as well as the general public, through clips of faculty members discussing their recently published books. Beginning fall 2009, this program has been presented in collaboration with Books and Books, Coral Gables.

Insight Tracks

From 2009-2011, the Center produced Insight Tracks an online video series in which UM humanities professors provided commentary on theater productions, museum exhibits, and other arts events in Miami-Dade County in collaboration with the arts organizations. This program was funded by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.