A&S News spoke with outgoing director Robert Gibbs, who has led the institute since its inception and incoming director Alison Keith to find out what the JHI has achieved so far and what’s yet to come.
PhD STUDENTS & FACULTY: The Jackman Humanities Institute will be accepting applications for Working Groups in the 2017-2018 year beginning on April 21, 2017. Working group participants may apply to participate in no more than two working groups per year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 26, 2017
The outline for applications is attached below, and the competition is also viewable at
Information about this year’s Working Groups is available at
Congratulations to Professor Alison Keith for her appointment as Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute!
The Jackman Humanities Institute (as its website says) “is a community of research and study” which “advances scholarship at the University of Toronto by creating new networks — both physical and virtual — for interaction among humanities scholars, regardless of their discipline.”
Professor Keith, who has also won this year’s Leadership Award from the Women’s Classical Caucus of the Society for Classical Studies, will take up her 5-year post at the Institute on July 1, 2017.
Click here to read the official University of Toronto Memorandum announcing the appointment.