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The Maryland Center for Humanities Research promotes and supports diverse forms of inquiry in the humanities. Our work engages stakeholders in innovative and inclusive approaches to understanding the value of the humanities for improving our lives.

The Center was originally configured as the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy for the College in 2013, and focused on collaborative opportunities for faculty. In 2019, the center was rebranded and its scope was broadened to offer something for all faculty. Through the guidance of ARHU's Research Committee, the new Center became known as the Maryland Center for Humanities Research, and offers seed funding for faculty, lectures, and special programming.

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland is a dynamic configuration of 14 academic units and 21 centers and galleries that encompass a breadth of disciplines, methodologies and theoretical approaches.