Research Workshop Events



Founded in the fall of 2015, the Global Humanities Initiative brings much-needed attention not only to the rich humanistic traditions of the non-West, but also to the relevance of those traditions for global development and public policy. It places Northwestern within a vital international conversation about the continuing role of the humanities in building a more just, tolerant, and humane 21st century. Co-sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.


The Environmental Humanities Research Workshop explores humanistic questions about the environment and climate change, expanding discourse beyond scientific and policy approaches to look at issues, problems, ethics, and concerns about the environment. Programming includes public lectures from noted scholars and artists, intimate discussion groups, and workshops with students and faculty.