Humanities in the World explores two interrelated avenues of inquiry: the international dimension of much current humanities scholarship and the role of the humanities in society. Work across the humanities increasingly emphasizes international and global perspectives, seeking to balance understanding of transnational forces and flows as well as the abiding importance of regional and local histories and contexts. Humanities in the World will showcase important new work in these areas, seeking to build on the global orientation of the Institute’s programming in its first decade. At the same time, this initiative will also respond to questions about the place of the humanities in society, its worldliness and its significance to the public and to issues of broad public concern. Events will include lectures, workshops, colloquia, and conferences.