Humanities Institute

Vision and Mission Statements


The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin understands "the humanities" to encompass all the forms of artistic expression, intellectual inquiry, and everyday experience through which people explore the meanings and challenges of human life. The Institute envisions Central Texas as a place where university scholars of every discipline and community members of every background engage, enrich, and empower one another through shared humanities exploration.


The mission of the Humanities Institute is to build civic and intellectual community-within, across, and beyond the University's walls-by bringing people together to explore issues and ideas that matter. Our educational programs, cultural events, and public forums provide participants with stimulating occasions for discovery, dialogue, and transformation. A gateway to the varied resources of The University of Texas at Austin, the Humanities Institute pursues creative partnerships with other institutions and constituencies throughout Central Texas to help citizens and scholars jointly produce better understandings of themselves, others, and the world.

  • Humanities Institute

    University of Texas at Austin
    HRC 3.360
    Mailcode F1900
    Austin, Texas 78712