Interdisciplinary Center

Center for Disciplinary Innovation

In the 2007–8 academic year the University of Chicago and the Franke Institute for the Humanities will open the Center for Disciplinary Innovation. This new center is a direct result of work begun during the Franke Institute's three–year Mellon Project, "New Perspectives on the Disciplines: Comparative Studies in Higher Education." The center will be a place for pedagogical collaboration and innovation, complementing the established disciplines and departments.

Place Lab

Founded in 1999 as a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Division of the Humanities, the Cultural Policy Center is an interdisciplinary center and nationally recognized leader in the emerging field of cultural policy research and education. Its mission is to provide research and inform policy that affects the arts, humanities, and cultural heritage.

Center for the Art of East Asia

CAEA draws inspiration from trends in traditional art history and in contemporary culture in its studies of East Asian art. As the societies of Korea, Japan, and China are interacting to an ever-greater extent with other nations and are playing larger roles in contemporary culture and international affairs, so too is there an increasing concentration of interest in Asian art and visual culture as well as cross-fertilization of traditions through cultural interactions.