Established at the University of Louisville in academic year 1997, CCHS is charged with enhancing humanistic scholarship, research, creative activity, teaching, and public awareness at the University of Louisville, in the Louisville metropolitan area and, in collaboration with other universities, colleges, and humanities organizations, throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To this end, the Center offers a variety of programs, some focused internally on faculty research, but many designed to appeal to the public and to help make the University a cultural center for the city and the Commonwealth. Within its means, the Center also offers support in funding, publicity, networking, and other forms for humanities-oriented projects undertaken by departments, programs, faculty working groups, and community groups with related missions. It especially encourages interdisciplinary work and collaboration among individuals, among existing units within the university, and between U of L and other institutions--not only other colleges and universities, but also public schools, museums, arts groups, and other humanities organizations.
Director: John Gibson, 502-852-3046
Project Coordinator: Brandon Harwood 502-852-8977
Program Coordinator: Janna Tajibaeva 502-852-2247
Commonwealth Center Programming
- CCHS Faculty Fellows Program
- CCHS Events
- CCHS Distinguished Visiting Speakers
- CCHS Annual Theme
- Humanities Research Lab
- Study of the U.S. Institute on Contemporary American Literature
- Support for Faculty Publication Costs
- Other Support
In addition to events supporting the CCHS Annual Theme and the Faculty Fellows Program, CCHS can provide modest support for projects and programming that originate from other departments and programs to host lectures, workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, screenings and other events. Contingent on funding, we can offer support to faculty for collaboration that enriches humanistic intellectual activity and research culture on the A&S campus. This support may require matching funds or consultation with its board of advisors.