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Affiliated Institutes and Interdisciplinary Programs

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

The Susan B. Anthony Institute is named in honor of the famous suffragist, who was also instrumental in making the University of Rochester a co-educational institution in 1900. The institute offers courses, programs, and grants for students interested in women's history, sexuality, and gender studies.

Current history faculty affiliated with the Susan B. Anthony Institute include professors Ted Brown, Larry Hudson, Elias Mandala, Dorinda Outram, and Joan Rubin

Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

The Frederick Douglass Institute was established in 1986 to promote research and learning in African and African-American studies. The institute is a valuable resource for the research of African and African-American history and offers several grant opportunities for visiting scholars as well as for students at the University of Rochester.

History department faculty affiliated with the Frederick Douglass Institute include professors Daniel Borus, Joseph Inikori, Michael Jarvis, Elias Mandala, and Robert Westbrook

The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies

The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, part of the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester, offers many opportunities for historians. The center is associated with the Jagellonian University of Krakow, Poland. Visiting faculty from the center have offered history courses on topics such as immigration history and the history of Poland.

Associate Professor of History Matthew Leneo is currently a member of the center's Academic Council. 

The Humanities Center

The Humanities Center examines human culture in its many forms: literature, language, media, philosophy, religion, history, anthropology, visual and performing arts, and more. The center, located in Rush Rhees Library, is a hub for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration and offers programs for faculty, students, and the public.