The Institute for the Humanities Mission Statement:

The Institute for the Humanities (IH) promotes research, scholarship, and creative performances in the humanistic disciplines and raises their visibility, both within Mississippi State University and the wider community. The IH assists faculty with grant proposals to external agencies and serves as a liaison between its members and the Office of Research and Economic Development. The Institute serves the Departments of Art, Communication, English, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, History, Music, and Philosophy and Religion, as well as the Cobb Institute of Archaeology. IH activities include sponsoring The Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings prominent individuals in the humanities to the university campus; support for faculty research initiatives; and public outreach through scholarship and innovative teaching. 

Contact Us: 


The Institute for the Humanities
P.O. Box AS
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-6650, fax (662) 325-8740

To donate in support of the Institute for the Humanities and its programs:

Please make your check payable to the Humanities Advancement Fund and write "Humanities Institute" in the memo line. Please mail your tax-deductible contributions to:

The MSU Foundation
P.O. Box 6149
Mississippi State, MS 39762