Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

Binghamton University, with its beginnings in Harpur College, is known for its commitment to the liberal arts. Humanistic studies understood broadly to include studies in traditional humanities disciplines and of topics relevant to the humanities more generally, are constitutive of a liberal arts education. Due to the kind of research that is pursued in the liberal arts in general and the humanities in particular, the humanities are uniquely qualified to address some of the growing needs for complex and critical thinking. Harpur College faculty and faculty from across Binghamton University pursuing humanistic studies produce influential scholarship that makes significant contributions to a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. Fresh scholarship and a robust exchange of ideas keep humanistic studies vibrant and help faculty convey to both undergraduate and graduate students the power of humanistic studies. The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) stimulates and sustains humanistic scholarship and supports research, teaching, program, and work with and in the community.