Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge opens in the fall of 2015 and will move into fully operational mode in October 2016.

Our mission is to unite scholars from many different fields to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in correlation, to explore how this history shapes our modern world. The Institute functions as a research laboratory and incubator for University of Chicago faculty and visiting scholars, and offers support for affiliated PhD students and post-doctoral scholars.