The WFU Humanities Institute establishes programs and provides funding for university faculty in the humanities and other fields of study engaging in humanistic inquiry and scholarship. We are a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the National Humanities Alliance (NHA).

The Institute also fosters collaboration among faculty, and between faculty and students, to generate new scholarship and creative work, inspire new directions in teaching, and create vibrant university wide networks in interdisciplinary humanities, digital humanities, narrative medicine, and the engaged humanities. Since its founding in 2010, the Institute has collaborated with more than 230 university faculty across disciplines in the humanities, arts, social sciences, sciences, and the schools of law, medicine, divinity,
and business.

In addition to the regular programming outlined below, the Humanities Institute hosts special events and opportunities announced on our homepage and on Facebook.

For more information, contact Dean Franco, Director, WFU Humanities Institute & Professor of English at or Aimee Mepham, Associate Director at

Faculty Support & Development

Faculty-Student Engagement

Digital Humanities and New Media