Franke Institute for the Humanities

The mission of the Franke Institute for the Humanities is to foster the development of innovative advanced research across the various disciplines of the humanities.

It is designed to build upon the distinguished tradition of humanities research and instruction at UChicago.  Founded in 1990, during a period of transformation in humanistic learning, the Institute was formed to meet the need for a specific institutional site in which research and argument might be conducted.  The Institute was created to be a site not just for the coordination of these activities, but for the active critique of their aims, raising the most fundamental questions about the changing structure of the humanities.