Arts Research with Communities of Color Program (ARCC)

The Arts Research with Communities of Color program (ARCC) explores how social science approaches can advance a thriving and more equitable arts field through collaborative empirical research, theory building, and analysis. This program forms part of the Wallace Foundation’s arts initiative centering arts organizations led by and embedded in communities of color in the United States. Through its innovative fellowship program, ARCC will support early-career researchers as they conduct in-depth, mainly qualitative year-long studies with select arts organizations funded by the Wallace Foundation, to document their organizational histories and cultures.  The program aims to develop a cohort of early-career researchers …

Fostering Liberal Arts Knowledge and Connections Program

The Fostering Liberal Arts Knowledge and Connections program aims to build faculty collaboration across disciplines and institutions with the goal of enriching teaching and research for faculties at liberal arts colleges and research universities.

The Immanent Frame

The Immanent Frame serves as a forum for ongoing exchanges among leading thinkers across the social sciences and humanities, featuring original essays by invitation as well as dialogue series, book discussions, and more.


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InterAsian Connections I: Dubai (2008)

Overview The inaugural event in the Inter-Asian Connections Conference Series, this conference was organized around twelve concurrent workshops showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines on themes of particular relevance across Asia. This structure enabled intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. The conference featured a number of events open to the general public, including a public keynote panel, “The Asian Century,” delivered by professor Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore) [watch video here]. The concluding day of the conference brought all the …

Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore (2010)

Overview The second conference in the InterAsian Connections Conference Series, hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), marked the beginning of a multiyear partnership between the SSRC, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, and NUS. This conference featured five concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors that showcased innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. These workshops focused on broad themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and South …