The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State will not only sustain the traditional work of arts and humanities, but also champion their importance. Its mission is to bridge the arts and the humanities in transformative ways; promote creative and humanistic collaborations across all areas of inquiry; embody and advance the cultural, ethical, and aesthetic values necessary to flourishing democratic societies; exemplify engaged, life-long learning for our students, our faculty, the community and the region.
A prestigious Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help Boise State University create the first Digital Humanities program in Idaho, allowing researchers to access primary source materials at any time, from anywhere in the world. The endowment also will support workshops, visiting experts and training for students and faculty in the skills and techniques necessary to engage in digital humanities projects. The Digital Humanities program, part of Boise State’s Arts and Humanities Institute, is a basic imperative to strengthen and promote the humanities in Idaho and beyond. It will improve access to the books, papers, archives, photographs and other records that provide the foundation for humanities research. The program also will support the exploration of mobile devices in the classroom and as research tools, and applications of geographic information systems in historical research. Click here to learn more.
The Honors College and the Arts and Humanities Institute are pleased to announce a new Interdisciplinary Lunch Series – six gatherings featuring the work of Boise State University faculty and visiting scholars. Lunch is provided but space is limited to the first 20 faculty who RSVP. Click here to learn more and RSVP.
The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University is pleased to announce the funding of five Interdisciplinary Research Communities for 2011-2012.