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Formerly known as World Cultures Graduate Group
The Sounds Of The Past
Graduate student Graham Goodwin, with other researchers, used geographic information systems, 3-D modeling, virtual reality simulation and archaeological data to fashion a historically accurate...
Cultivating Their Own
Sometimes you just get lucky. That was certainly the case for me when I chanced upon a microfilm container clearly labeled “Agricultural Development in Kenya” at the Friends Collection...
Virtual Events and Program Updates
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UC Merced Professor Arias Wins Guggenheim Fellowship
Arturo Arias, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation professor in the Humanities at UC Merced, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ground-breaking study of...
International Latino Book Award Finalist
Congratulations to Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle, editors of Latinx Writing Los Angeles! Their book is a finalist in the Best Nonfiction – Multi-Author category in the International...

Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group (IHGG)

Interdisciplinary Humanities (formerly World Cultures) is an innovative M.A. and Ph.D. program that incorporates anthropology, the arts, history, and language and literature. An Interdisciplinary Humanities education may include disciplinary specialization along with training in concepts that enrich all cultural research. The program exposes students to many humanities professions and trains students to engage the public.

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Center for the Humanities

The Center for the Humanities is the focus for humanities scholarship and presentation throughout UC Merced and its community. It organizes and sponsors workshops, seminars, talks, events, exhibits and working groups that are open to IHGG student participation. The center also offers fellowships and research assistantships.

Career Outcomes

IHGG welcomes students planning careers both inside and outside academia. Our alumni are university professors, researchers, teachers, librarians and government employees. Our graduates are specialists qualified for academic positions in core disciplines and border-crossing programs who know how to communicate with both experts and the public.