This collection includes records for the operation of the International Center for Humanistic Discourse at the University
of California, Irvine in the 1990s. Forms of materials include published papers, conference summaries, conference transcripts,
correspondence, conference planning papers, the Humboldt grant proposal, member rosters, audio cassette recordings, photographs,
and one VHS.
The International Center for Humanistic Discourses at the University of California, Irvine, was a research center to study
"the cultural function of the humanistic discourses and, more particularly, the constitutive contribution of the arts to the
formation of culture." (Quote from project proposal, circa 1992-1993). The center was established by a grant from the Alexander
Von Humboldt Foundation with matching support from UC Irvine. Principal investigators were Murray Krieger and Wolfgang Iser,
but members of the center included Hazard Adams, Ernst Behler, Hendrik Birus, Jacques Derrida, J. Hillis Miller, K. Ludwig
Pfeiffer, Bill Readings, Pauline Yu, and Wang Ching-hsien.