Welcome to The Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network

About EHCN

A hands-on and critical approach to the role of technology throughout history.

A deep commitment to grassroots movements for political, environmental, and social justice.

The cultivation and support of creative practice as an engine of experimentation in the humanities and change across the disciplines and in the public sphere.

How does technology mediate what it means to be human?

How have scientific, intellectual, and artistic experiments reshaped human experience in diverse historical and cultural contexts, and how might they shape our shared futures?

Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) supports innovative and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the arts, technology, and the humanities; pedagogy that emphasizes skills-based learning with a range of technologies, critical reflection, and social justice; and digital and face-to-face public projects that promote civic engagement in order to imagine more just technological realities. As part of the Open Society University Network (OSUN), the EHCN also aims to ground its work in endeavors that link scholars and students from different institutions in long- and short-term projects and collaborations.

EHCN insists on the power of grassroots leadership, and invites an array of collaborators to the table. Its courageous—and often playful—experimentation with both “old” and “new” technologies flattens hierarchies not just between academic disciplines but between the academy and local communities. Not only working with each partner institution to emphasize its unique local technological, environmental, and cultural ecology, EHCN also creates opportunities for partners to share the lessons of their distinctive experiences with a larger global community.

Partner Institutions

Steering Committee