Global Initiatives

The Humanities Council’s Global Initiatives are ambitious multi-year research and teaching collaborations that are developing new networks in South East Asia, Africa, Europe, China, Russia and Eastern Europe, and North and South America.

Comparative Antiquity

Comparative Antiquity, a research and teaching collaboration now in its fourth year developing the study of “global antiquity”

Princeton Project on the Ethiopian Miracles of the Virgin Mary

Princeton Project on the Ethiopian Miracles of the Virgin Mary, a four-year grant for international collaboration to create a database of more than 700 folktales of the Ethiopian Marian miracles

American Contact

American Contact, a multi-institutional project creating resources on the history of cross-cultural encounters in the Americas

International Network for Comparative Humanities

International Network for Comparative Humanities, a working group of literary scholars from both sides of the Atlantic dedicated to promoting the comparative study of humanities


LUDUS, a three-year interdisciplinary working group devoted to the study of the Middle Ages in its live, plastic, and time-bound dimensions

Exploratory Grants in Collaborative Humanities, awarded to spark new collaborations at Princeton and beyond

Breakthrough Seminars, which move outside the traditional classroom setting to include experiential or field components

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