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Founded in 1988, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes serves as a site for the discussion of issues germane to the fostering of cross-disciplinary activity and as a network for the circulation of information and sharing of resources. It has a membership of over one hundred and fifty centers and institutes that are remarkably diverse in size and scope, and are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Finland, Taiwan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. Its aim is to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australasian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. ACHRC provides a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seeks to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities.

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is the voice for the humanities and social science researchers in Canada. It is a non-profit charitable organization that represents more than 30,000 researchers in 70 learned societies and 73 universities and colleges across the country.









"Unlike research in the sciences or many of the social sciences, scholarly or critical pursuits in the humanities often require scholars to work alone. Without denying that feature of our intellectual lives, [the Franke Institute] is also dedicated to fostering a community. That community cuts across disciplines, across chronological periods, across professional boundaries."

Philip Gossett, former Dean
Division of the Humanities

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