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The University of Connecticut’s annual student-run Humanities Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on March 29, 2024 at the Humanities Institute.

After the COVID-19 pandemic led universities across the country to cut humanities research programs, the Humanities Undergraduate Research Symposium aims to reiterate the ability of humanities research to inspire much-needed critical thinking, understanding, and empathy in the face of uncertainty. Through research presentations by students in panel and roundtable formats, a keynote presentation, and informational panels, the Symposium will introduce what research in the humanities entails and provide opportunity for students to share research they have accomplished through coursework and/or individual projects. We invite all students with an interest in the humanities to submit their work and attend. Works in progress are encouraged.