In this moment of unknowns and uncertainty, let the humanities, art, writing, scholarship, and debate lead you to compassion, solace, activism, creativity, and understanding.

– Alexis Boylan, Director of Academic Affairs, UConn Humanities Institute and Keynote Speaker at HURS 2021

“The Humanities” are a diverse set of academic disciplines that concern themselves with what it means to be human. Focusing on cultures, histories, structures, languages, and ideas, the humanities fields analyze and pose answers to major questions encountered in the human experience. Facing the inequities and crises of our time, delving into the humanities is increasingly important in order to understand the self, the community, the world, and how to impact change within each sphere.