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Professor’s Documentary Film about Refugee Family Honored at Vienna International Festival
“Songs that Never End,” Professor Yehuda Sharim’s intimate film about a family transitioning from Iran to life in Texas, is a finalist contender in the International Documentary...
IHGG Brown Bag Talks: Presentation Series
The IHGG is proud to announce its new Brown Bag Talks Presentation Series. These short presentations—led by graduate students and faculty members— provide opportunities for valuable...
Helping to See What is No Longer There
Imagine if technology like the Wide-Area Visualization Environment/WAVE Lab (a 20-screen, 4K, 3-D, half-pipe-shaped monitor installed in 2016 at the University of California Merced) was accessible in...
Dawson Wins Harriet Tubman Prize for Book on Aquatic Culture of African Diaspora
Professor Kevin Dawson (second from left) receives the Harriet Tubman Prize for his book "Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora" during an Oct. 10, 2019, ceremony...
Graduate student Danielle Bermudez
Campus’s First Student Fulbright Scholar
Danielle Bermudez traveled to El Salvador to research how indigenous Nahuat women assert ideas of humanity, dignity, justice and respect such as through public commemorations. 

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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IHGG Magazine

IHGG Magazine Fall 2019

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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.