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Global Humanities Institute

The Global Humanities Institute is a collaborative research project, by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation devoted to a research theme, method, practice, or problem in the humanities that would benefit directly from an international, collaborative approach to it.

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Chronic Conditions: Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa

The theme of the 2022 Global Humanities Institute (GHI) is Chronic Conditions: Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa. The overarching goal of this GHI is to offer new ways of thinking about the historical, cultural, spatial, and structural processes that have given rise to chronic health conditions among African and African-descended youth and children.

Our Institutions

The University of Kansas
In 1866, the University of Kansas welcomed the first class of 55 students to an unfinished building on a modest hill called Mount Oread. From that treeless ridge, KU flourished into the state's flagship institution.
Cheikh Anta Diop University
Also known as the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, is a university in Dakar, Senegal named after the Senegalese physicist, historian and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop.
Federal University of Bahia
The Federal University of Bahia began on February 18, 1808, when Prince Regent Dom João VI established the Bahia School of Surgery, the first university course in Brazil.
The University of Dar es Salaam
The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is the oldest and premier public university in Tanzania.
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Call for Early Career Participants

We hope to inspire a global network of early-career researchers invested in the theme of the institute who will then remain in communication and collaborate with each other into the future.

Information on how to apply

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Global Humanities Institute Themes

Content regarding institute themes

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Interested in applying?

Early career scholars and graduate students are invited to apply to join an international team of scholars committed to developing a research program and model for inclusive collaborative work

Global Humanities Institute - Dar es Salaam 2022