WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL ARTS + HUMANITIES DISCOVERY THEME
"GAHDT is a collaborative hub for innovation in scholarship, pedagogy and engagement at Ohio State and beyond. Exciting programs and hiring initiatives bring students, faculty and community partners into conversation around the vital role of the arts and humanities in our global society and around our comprehension of the past that helped shape it. We warmly invite you to be part of our dialogue." — Dana Renga, Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities
Diversity, inclusivity + a global ethic of responsibility
By breaking down barriers to meaningful collaboration, we create an inclusive culture that empowers faculty, staff and students to foster social change, create sustaining life-worlds and develop a global ethic of responsibility.
Why Cross-Disciplinary Research Matters
"[Cross-disciplinary research] encourages openness, exchange, dialogue, collaboration and breaks us out of singular models of listening and analysis, giving way to emergent, novel and creative theoretical and methodological possibilities." — Michelle Wibbelsman, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
GATEWAY TO THE INTEGRATED ARTS + HUMANITIES AT OHIO STATE
The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration in the arts and humanities by providing support in the form of research and creative practice grants, graduate team and postdoctoral research fellowships and experiential teaching and learning grants. By breaking down barriers to meaningful collaboration, we create an inclusive culture that empowers faculty, staff and students to foster social change and respond to emergent global challenges and enduring social inequities.
Global Arts + Humanities is part of the Discovery Themes, a university-wide initiative created with the goal of connecting experts and facilitating cross-disciplinary research to accelerate new discoveries and translate knowledge into practical solutions for meaningful impact.
Read Essay | "Cross-Disciplinary Impact and Influence"
by Faculty Director Wendy S. Hesford