Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University

The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State champions the work of arts and humanities by bringing together disciplines and promoting collaboration.

Arts and Humanities Institute operations began in FY 2011, following several years of consultation between university faculty, the President, and Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The faculty task force sought to create an office that would (a) support the research and creative activity of Boise State University faculty and students, and (b) contribute to the building of more e

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Boise State Receives National Humanities Grant to Document, Celebrate Latino Culture | UPDATE 08/07/2017

Congratulations to Casita Nepantla at Boise State University for this fantastic NEH grant award! Read more here about the ways that director Alicia C. Garza and her partners at the university and across the region will use the funds to document the art and cultural expression of Latinos in rural and urban communities throughout Idaho.

Boise State Receives National Humanities Grant to Document, Celebrate Latino Culture | UPDATE Boise State University’s Casita Nepantla has received a $150,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to document the art and cultural expression of Latinos in rural and urban communities throughout Idaho.

Where in the World? Italy | UPDATE 07/20/2017

Where in the World? Italy | UPDATE Getting started in the studio at the Scuola, from left to right: Andie Kelly, Wendy Blickenstaff, Erika Reed, Jill AnnieMargaret, Julie McCreedy...

Greg Hahn and Andrew Finstuen | UPDATE 07/11/2017

Greg Hahn and Andrew Finstuen | UPDATE At 12:15 p.m. on July 13, Greg Hahn, vice president for communications and marketing, will participate in a panel called “Bury the Lead: Seeking...

Check out this link 07/08/2017

Check out this link Ahsahta Press, part of the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at Boise State University recently published “Days and Works” by Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

Where in the World? Iceland - UPDATE 05/17/2017

Read about Boise State Art department faculty member Richard Young and his sabbatical residency in Iceland. Young was awarded an Arts and Humantiies Institute grant for this project.

Where in the World? Iceland - UPDATE Art professor Richard Young currently is in his second month of the NES artist residency in Skagastrond, Iceland, where he is producing new work. The residency is part of his sabbatical research. Young’s new body of work explores imagery based on geological …

Timeline photos 05/12/2017

Boise State Linguistics faculty member Dr. Tim Thornes specializes in language documentation with an emphasis on endangered languages, including Native North American languages. Thornes is seen here, center, on the Burns Paiute Reservation in eastern Oregon with two native speakers of the critically endangered Northern Paiute language--Rena Beers on the left (she just had her 99th birthday!) and Ruth Lewis on the right (she has learned to write the language and is a skilled translator). They are working at transcribing and translating a traditional folktale. Photo and text courtesy of Dr. Thornes.

Amber Hoye and Fatima Cornwall - UPDATE 05/03/2017

Amber Hoye and Fatima Cornwall - UPDATE Amber Hoye and Fatima Cornwall Department of World Languages College of Arts and Sciences On April 14, a group of 26 Barbara Morgan STEM Academy...

05/02/2017

Learn more about the brand new Ethos Project course coming this summer. This is an Intensive Semester Learning Experience (ISLE) summer course. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome!

Reshmi Mukherjee - UPDATE 04/25/2017

English professor Reshmi Mukherjee recently participated in a Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce forum for developing Boise as a culturally diverse city. Mukherjee spoke about the need for an open discussion on race and gender issues on campus, as well as changing curriculum and course offerings to teach students about the systemic issues and social, economic and political practices that create cultural hierarchy. Read more about her work here: http://ow.ly/NWGh30b9OoL

Reshmi Mukherjee - UPDATE Reshmi Mukherjee Assistant Professor Department of English College of Arts and Sciences Reshmi Mukherjee recently was invited by the Boise Valley...

04/20/2017

History professor Lynn Lubamersky presented research on “The Uses of the Memory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania” http://ow.ly/poX030aZonF

Kerri Webster - UPDATE 04/19/2017

Look for English instructor Kerri Webster's new book of poems spring 2018 http://ow.ly/rsvk30aZnSG Boise State English

Kerri Webster - UPDATE Kerri Webster Adjunct instructor Department of English Kerri Webster’s third book of poems, “The Trailhead,” is forthcoming from Wesleyan...

Samantha Harvey - UPDATE 04/18/2017

Samantha Harvey, professor of English, was awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities long-term fellowship to undertake archival research at the American Antiquarian Society in Massachusetts. Learn more about her project, “Reading the Book of Nature: Imagination, Observation, and Conservation in Transatlantic Romanticism” http://ow.ly/Idx430aWW8F

Samantha Harvey - UPDATE Samantha Harvey Professor Department of English College of Arts and Sciences Samantha Harvey was awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities...

Heike Henderson - UPDATE 04/18/2017

Gratulation! Heike Henderson, professor of German, presented a paper at the National Convention of the Popular Culture Association. http://ow.ly/BftW30aWVpa

Heike Henderson - UPDATE Heike Henderson Professor, Associate Chair Department of World Languages College of Arts and Sciences Heike Henderson, professor of German,...

Timeline photos 04/17/2017

with Please be sure to attend the Undergraduate Research Conference at Boise State on Monday! The Melville interns will be presenting this photographic exhibit. Melville's Marginalia Online presentations have become an annual tradition at the URC, and they combine the best of literary studies and digital humanities. Dr. Steven Olsen-Smith, professor of English, is the director of MMO, and every semester he offers student interns a unique opportunity to produce original scholarship. AHI is proud to support this excellent and exciting work.

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