A sepia-toned map of Southern Ohio
Visit the Humanities in the Park Display
Educators, authors and artists are just a few of the people from Southeast Ohio's past and present appearing on display panels at the city of Athens' Richland Avenue Park and on this website.

The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities

New: Resources for Teachers

Ping Moments: Professors and Fellows of the Institute speak with their colleagues about how the humanities have engaged with plagues in the past, exploring how famous pandemics have appeared in history, literature, and drama.


About the Ping Institute

The Ping Institute follows the definition of the humanities embodied in the act that established the National Endowment for the Humanities. According to this definition, the humanities include, but are not limited to, the study of the following disciplines: history, philosophy, languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; juris prudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics, comparative religions; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.

Distinguished Teachers with the Ping Institute

Distinguished Teaching

Distinguished teachers with the Ping Institute

Ping News

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Giving to the Ping Institute


Giving to the Ping Institute