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Thinking beyond disciplines to meet local rural needs


The Rural Humanities initiative is conceived to train cohorts of graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the various theories, methods, and practices of public and engaged humanities, to help them think both with and beyond their particular disciplinary interest, and to bring these discipline-defined research agendas to much wider communities by first focusing on the local rural communities.

The A.D. White House, center of activities for the Society for the Humanities, during a 2018 event

Spring Seminar

Each spring, Rural Humanities offers a semester-long seminar in Public Rural Humanities with a focal theme and a discussion of methods for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. 

Learn about the spring seminar

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Summer Practicum

This June, Rural Humanities will offer a summer practicum on Radically Indigenous as Active Matter/s. We invite graduate students and advanced undergraduates to submit applications for this unique summer experience of research related to place and the storied world of Haudenosaunee cultural landscapes.

Learn more about the summer practicum

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Engaged Learning Opportunities

Learn more about the Community Food Systems Minor adn the Crime, Prisons, Education, and Justice Minor and how they related to the Rural Humanities program.

Explore engaged learning opportunities