The Humanities Institute Celebrates Ten Years

Celebrating Ten Years of the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary. The institute began operations in December 2010 and publicly celebrated its launch in March 2011. Our original programming included faculty seminars, symposia, professional development, and support for collaborative faculty research and teaching. Over ten years, we have added a summer writing grant award, digital humanities support, programming for Narrative Medicine, support for engaged humanities research and teaching, and a book development grant. Over the years, we have consistently supported the work of hundreds of faculty across all campuses and schools of Wake Forest.

To celebrate, we are gathering stories from faculty about their memories of and interactions with the HI. In each newsletter for the rest of the academic year, we will be featuring stories in written, audio, and video form from our faculty.

You can read all of the tributes and watch all of the videos on this page all year long! Click on the names below to read or view each piece.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute a piece, please contact HI Associate Director, Aimee Mepham, at

Chanchal Dadlani

John “Jay” Curley

Phoebe Zerwick

Barry Trachtenberg

Morna O’Neill

Mary Foskett

Aimee Mepham

Monique O’Connell

Tenth Anniversary Slideshow