The Franke Institute

A concrete building with a tree reflected in its window.
The Franke Institute for the Humanities
Photo by Mai Vukcevich


The mission of the Franke Institute for the Humanities is to foster the development of innovative advanced research across the various disciplines of the humanities. The Franke Institute is designed to build upon the distinguished tradition of humanities research and instruction at the University of Chicago, to consolidate innovations and experiments that have been pioneered on this campus, and to provide a site for argument over new paradigms for research and teaching in the humanities.


The Franke Institute for the Humanities is located on the first floor of the Regenstein Library, near the east entrance doors and before the main library's turnstiles.

Read more about the services and events available at The Franke Institute website.