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Funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, Humanities Unbounded is a multi-year initiative designed to nurture collaboration and inventive expressions of the humanities at Duke — and beyond our campus. The three pillars of the program are:

- Innovation and Collaboration in the Educational Environment: Team-Based Humanities

- Deepening Impacts of Collaboration: Fellows from Liberal Arts Colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

- Pedagogical Innovation for Community College Students: Engaging with Durham Technical Community College

Between 2018 and 2023, Humanities Unbounded was under leadership of former Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Dean of the Humanities Gennifer Weisenfeld, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Edward Balleisen, and Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Director Ranjana Khanna. In summer 2023 the grant entered a two-year no-cost extension period, with Khanna serving as Principal Investigator.



Overall: 2018 - Present

No-cost extension: 2023 - Present

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