Building Strength

Critical thinking. Empathy. Imagination. A nuanced understanding of the world’s cultures and religions. These powerful abilities are developed and sustained by the study of the humanities. The Cogut Institute’s distinctive approach to scholarship allows us to push forward creative, critical thought and informed public dialogue about humanity’s central challenges.

At the Cogut Institute, scholars engage in collaborative research that brings humanities disciplines into dialogue with one another and into dialogue with cross-cutting work in the social sciences and the sciences as well. In our teaching and our research projects, we work together to deepen our methods of inquiry and respond to our challenges and responsibilities as world citizens.

Amanda Anderson Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English; Director, Cogut Institute for the Humanities

As we move into the future, the Cogut Institute will further raise the University’s international visibility as a major center of scholarship in the humanities. Enhanced opportunities for faculty, graduate students and undergraduates to affiliate with Cogut will strengthen their scholarship. And the Institute will build initiatives that infuse humanistic thinking into the sciences, increasing our capacity to discuss the age-old question of what it means to be human.

Why give now?

Our ambitious goals are achievable when we unite to create our shared future: BrownTogether.


For information about specific giving opportunities, contact:

Sarah Santos
Director of Development for Academic Initiatives
+1 (401) 863-1894
[email protected]

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