Collaboratory Programs


The Collaboratory serves as an incubator for new collaborative modes of scholarship, teaching, and engagement. Among its activities, the Collaboratory curates programming designed to spark new conversations and visions for the future of the humanities, and it actively explores new models of career diversity for humanities PhD’s. While maintaining roots in the long-standing disciplines and departments, the Collaboratory works to facilitate the formation of new constellations of humanities faculty and students—in working groups, initiatives, and centers—all designed to create new knowledge through collaboration with communities on and beyond campus.


South Asian Studies Initiative

South Asian Studies at Ohio State is a vibrant and growing program, connecting students and faculty across departments who are interested in the study of South Asian languages, history, art, culture, society, and politics.

Asian Futures

The Asian Futures initiative aims to develop a forward-looking framework for Asian Studies at OSU, one commensurate with the realities of the 21st century. 

Inaugural Lecture Series

This Inaugural Lecture Series supports the longstanding tradition of celebrating faculty in the Arts & Humanities who have been recently promoted to the rank of Professor.

Future Working Groups

Interested in starting your own working group? The Collaboratory provides some funding, meeting space, publicity, and organizational support for collaborative interdisciplinary working groups. Find more information and apply here.