Institute for the Study of Culture & Society

Established in 1996, the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society (ICS) is a public humanities hub at Bowling Green State University. Our aim is to encourage innovation in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and to communicate the value and significance of that work to the wider public.

The Institute for the Study of Culture & Society supports faculty collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and serves as an incubator for innovative research and teaching. ICS supports the academic goals of BGSU by helping faculty to develop, communicate, and disseminate their scholarly and creative work to constituencies across campus and throughout the region. With our public events and outreach efforts, we bring issues of vital national and global importance to Northwest Ohio, and, in turn, bring community knowledge back into the university.


ICS Faculty Fellows Lecture Series

Spring 2020

COVID-19 Updates: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all in-person ICS events are postponed until restrictions on public gathering are lifted. Please stay tuned to our website or social media for updates on special podcast episodes as we release them.

The Bicycle and the Ballot Box: How American Suffragists Pedaled Their Way to Power

Lori Liggett Teaching Professor of Media and Communication

The Challenge of Collaborative Governance in the Opiate Crisis

Albert Dzur Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science


Fellows Lecture                                               

Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Saturday, March 28th, 2:30 p.m.

Wood County District Public Library

Fellows Lecture

Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Tuesday, May 5th, 7:00 p.m.

Maumee Branch Library

501 River Road, Maumee